Teen girl killed in North Carolina hit-and-run crash

Published 5:06 am Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A teenage girl was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Hickory over the weekend. A man later turned himself in.

WSOC-TV said police have identified the slain girl as Brianna Nicole Page. The 17-year-old died at the crash scene. Police report that Page was walking to her job when she was struck at around 5:30 Saturday morning.

Officials told WSOC that suspect Cesar Lozano-Mendoza, 18, later turned himself over to the Hickory Police Department.

He’s been charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in injury or death and misdemeanor for traveling left of center. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

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