• Pedestrian dies months after hit-and-run at busy South End intersection


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A 31-year-old woman has died after a hit-and-run in March at a busy South End intersection, according to police.

    [IMAGES: Pedestrian injured after struck by car]

    Authorities said Jessica Morrell died Saturday from injuries that she suffered after she was hit while crossing South Tryon Street near Bland Street.

    Witnesses told police that the driver ran a red light when he hit Morrell.

    Police said the driver, Jeffrey Jay Laforce, didn’t stop after hitting her.

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    He was originally charged with felony hit-and-run but detectives have now obtained an arrest warrant charging him with involuntary manslaughter. Laforce was arrested Monday without incident.

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