• Truck driver charged after woman found dead along road in Monroe

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    MONROE, N.C. - A truck driver was charged after a woman was found dead on the side of a Monroe road last month. 

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    Investigators said the body of 34-year-old Daphne Alvarez-Torres was found along East Roosevelt Boulevard near Secrest Avenue.

    Authorities said Eric Colon, 44, was driving the white Freightliner Cascadia truck that fatally struck Alvarez-Torres.


    (Eric Colon)

    Colon has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.

    Police said Alvarez-Torres was reported missing on June 17. She was last seen walking out of Tyson Foods, where she worked, around 3 a.m. just a couple of days before. 

    (Photo example of truck)

    The Monroe Police Department gave a special thanks to everyone who helped provide information during the investigation.

    Colon was taken to the Union County Jail and is expected to appear in court on July 18.

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