NORTH WILKSBORO – On Thursday, November 17, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal hit-and-run collision in Wilkes County on NC 18 near Ruritan Park Road. A 2018 Honda Civic was traveling south on NC 18 and collided with a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the roadway. The vehicle fled the scene after the collision.
The pedestrian, Rolando Aguiar Lopez, 68, of Wilkesboro, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.As a result of the ongoing investigation, troopers located the suspected driver and vehicle on Friday evening. Abby Andrea Lozada, 22, of Elkin, was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. She received a $10,000 secured bond.