Man on electric scooter killed in hit-and-run crash, CMPD says

CHARLOTTE — A man riding an electric scooter died when he was hit by a car in northeast Charlotte Sunday night.

It happened around 10 p.m. on North Tryon Street near Eastway Drive, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said. According to the police report, the crash was a hit-and-run.

Police said they found the victim, 62-year-old Curtis Bing, lying in the roadway. He died at the scene.

At the scene, a Channel 9 crew could see crime scene tape stretched across the road, shutting it down in both directions. We could also see several evidence markers and debris in the roadway.

CMPD said they believe Bing was riding an electric scooter down North Tryon Street when he was hit by a car traveling east. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, police said.

The driver didn’t stop and never returned to the scene, police said.

CMPD hasn’t shared a description of the driver they’re looking for or their vehicle. Bing’s toxicology report is pending.

The search for the driver, and for closure

Lisa Murray and her sister Sylvia Morris have precious memories of their brother.

“He would put his heart on his sleeve to cook, cook for anybody,” Murray said. “His best dishes were cakes.”

Murray says her family will miss his cooking and his big heart. For now, they’re finding comfort by looking through pictures of Bing.

According to Murray, Bing was riding his bike home from his job at Bojangles when he was hit from behind.

“He wasn’t wearing a helmet, but [the detective] said he wouldn’t have survived because of the impact,” Murray told Channel 9′s Erika Jackson on Tuesday.

Bing’s family is pleading for whoever hit and killed him to realize what they’ve done.

“For you not to stop just to see if he was OK, that’s terrible. That could be anybody’s family member, you can’t be in that big of a rush. This could be your brother, your sister, or your mom,” Murray said.

“Just do the right thing.”

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