Greenville police make arrest in deadly hit-and-run cycling crash

Published: Nov. 13, 2020 at 9:00 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2021 at 1:44 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An arrest has been made in a deadly hit & run accident that killed a bicyclist last year.

Greenville police say David Dowd has been charged with felony hit and run.

Back on November 13th, Kari Williams, 27, was killed while riding his bicycle on Memorial Drive.

Officers were able to identify Dowd’s car, a Chevy Cobalt, through the use of nearby surveillance cameras and evidence left behind at the crash site.

While the car was found two weeks after the crash, police say they needed additional evidence that placed Dowd behind the wheel that night. The vehicle is owned by a family member of the man, according to police.

The 47-year-old is being held on a $10,000 bond at the Pitt County jail.


Greenville police say they have located the vehicle they believe struck and killed a 27-year-old bicyclist two weeks ago.

Kari Williams, of Winterville, was struck and killed while riding his bike on Memorial Drive back on November 13th.

Police say thanks to nearby surveillance cameras and evidence at the crash, they were able to identify a two-door orange Chevy Cobalt with sunroof and spoiler as the car in the hit & run accident.

A news release says persons of interest in the case are no longer cooperating with police and their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the deadly hit & run is urged to call Greenville police at 252-329-3438 or Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.


The victim in a fatal hit-and-run has been identified by police as a man named Kari Williams.

According to Greenville Police, Williams, 27, of Winterville, was the cyclist involved in a deadly hit-and-run, in Greenville, on South Memorial Drive, on Friday, November 13, around 7:30 p.m.

Police published photos of a vehicle of interest Saturday morning.

Later that night, they located the vehicle and determined it was not invovled in the crash.

Police have no other suspects at this time.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call GPD Traffic Safety Officer A Vaughan at 252-329-3438 or the non-emergency number at 252-329-4300.

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Greenville Police are investigating a hit-and-run where a bicyclist was killed.

The accident happened Friday night just after 7:30 p.m. on Memorial Drive just past the intersection with Greenville Boulevard.

Southbound lanes of Memorial Drive from Greenville Boulevard to around Mall Drive were closed much of the night.

Police say the bicyclist was a male. The vehicle involved is believed to be a white or tan four door passenger car, and will have damage to the front end, including to the windshield.

Several other vehicles were seen in the area at the time of the crash, and any witnesses are asked to call GPD Traffic Safety Officer A Vaughan at 252-329-3438 or the non-emergency number at 252-329-4300.

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