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UPDATE: Man arrested for fatal hit & run in Rocky Mount

Published: May. 3, 2021 at 12:39 PM EDT
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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - A man has been arrested for a fatal hit and run that killed a 27-year-old man last month.

Rocky Mount police say 53-year-old Bruno Former from Whitakers was arrested on Wednesday. Police say he is charged with felony hit and run.

Matthew Pender, 27, from Rocky Mount was found lying in a ditch along North Wesleyan Boulevard back on April 11th.

Officers say they found the suspect vehicle, a Smart Fortwo, in the back of Former’s home.

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Rocky Mount police say the driver that struck and killed a pedestrian last month was probably in a Smart car.

Matthew Pender, 27, of Rocky Mount, was found lying in a ditch along North Wesleyan Boulevard back on April 11th.

Headlight fragments from the hit and run scene came from a 2007-2016 Smart Fortwo.

Police said surveillance video in the area showed a Smart car on the night of the crash, and that’s possibly the vehicle that struck and killed Pender.

Officers say the vehicle may be white or silver and there would be damage to the passenger side headlight, possibly the hood, as well as the A-pillar. Police today released a photo of a car that is similar to the one involved in the crash.

Anyone with information on the deadly hit and run should call Rocky Mount police at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

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