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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The woman accused of hitting 21-year-old Cody Khan earlier this month and then driving away was in court facing numerous charges this morning.

Wilmington Police arrested Erica Kane after they say they found her car getting repairs at an auto body shop in Sampson County.

It was a busy day in court for Kane, who had to be in two separate courtrooms for four separate charges. We attempted to catch up with Kane after court, asking her if she had anything to say to Khan’s family.

“I don’t have any comment,” Kane said. “Thank you.”

After we attempted to speak with Kane, things got physical with her mother and her lawyer, who pushed our camera out of their way.

Kane’s mom told us that attempting to speak with her daughter was “inappropriate” and she did not understand why we cared. When we tried to explain that Khan’s family was still waiting for answers, she looked for assistance from deputies to end the conversation.

We looked into Kane’s driving record and found that since 2004, she has racked up 10 traffic violations ranging from expired registration to speeding and now felony hit and run. Most of Kane’s charges have been pleaded down or dismissed.

We asked New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David how one person could be charged with numerous traffic violations and still be on the road. He said many of Kane’s violations, like expired registration and inspection, get dismissed automatically when a defendant shows up in court with the proper paperwork showing they have updated their records.

The hit and run, expired expiration and inspection charges that Kane was facing Thursday were continued.

Khan’s family says he is still in fair condition, but he is still not awake.

David says depending on how Khan’s condition progresses, more charges against Kane could be filed.

Kane was also in court today for larceny charges in separate case.

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23 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Hit & run suspect in court, has several prior charges"

2015 years 9 months ago

I know this a little late in response… but her headlights were off. How are you to see a car in the dark with headlights off?

2015 years 9 months ago

What a chip off the old block, SCUM of the EARTH…

No morals, no ethics, no values, no FATHER figure… once again.

…and the beat goes on…

“Children learn what they live.”

Erica Kanes Mother: YOU have influenced your offspring Erica and have TAUGHT your offspring how to be the careless individual who mowed down a completely innocent pedestrian in a well-lighted area and then avoid taking responsibility for her actions. I WANT TO KNOW THE STORY. WWAY NEEDS TO DIG REAL DEEP AND TELL THE STORY OF YOUR CRIMES.


Most parents teach their children that it is INAPPROPRIATE to Mow down another HUMAN BEING and leave them for DEAD and then CONSPIRE to COVER it up by HIDING the Repairs of the Vehicle.

We should condone hangings and firing squads, in a RARE CASE like this one.
WWAY, have the COURAGE to allow this post, my reference to hanging is not racially driven, it is morally driven. This woman and her daughter deserve more than wrath of the citizenry, they need to be shot and dumped in the cesspole that they must have crawled out from.

I think Vigilanteism is a Good Thing and I am allowed to PRAY for JUSTICE to be served.

Khan Family Members: Please forgive these dull and ignorant people, they KNOW no better than to continuously break the law, and JUSTIFY their actions because they have no ethics, morals, values or religion in their world. They surely are the SCUM OF THE EARTH. And they have taught me how to feel a new type of hatred that I did not think possible.

2015 years 9 months ago

Most parents teach their children how to look both ways before crossing the road. You should also asking the Khan family why they haven’t taught their 21 year old boy that he isn’t Clark Kent and that while it may be cool to play chicken with cars that when you get caught in the cross fire your going to get hurt.

2015 years 9 months ago

How could you be so ignorant and write things like that when a person is fighting for his life?! If you knew the law pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way. Quite being cruel and saying rude things about the Kahn family they are going through enough!

2015 years 9 months ago

What have your parents passed on to you? I guess one thing would be ignorance and poor judgement, as well as lack of reading skills because no where in any articles I have read abou this particular accident did I readed that this lady was charged with attempted murder. You make it sound as if is purposely took her car and hit the boy. While I admit it may have been wrong for her to drive the vechile while the inspection and registration was out, but no where did it note that she was running 60 and swirved to intentionally hit him. If anything the mother problem meant that that there have been a string of hit and runs, but this seems to be the only one the news is harpping on.

2015 years 9 months ago

So we know she is a thief, attempted murderer and basic low life scum. Mom couldn’t understand why we cared. Typical hoodrat behavior to not care about anybody or anything else other than yourself. She obviously passed that characteristic on to her daughter.

2015 years 9 months ago

Because bail isn’t for punishment. Bail is meant to ensure your apperance in court which she proved that she could do when the camera crew showed up to get comments.

2015 years 9 months ago

What is her bond amount? Why was it low enough that she was able to make bond? WWAY should have reported this information.

2015 years 9 months ago

The ONLY crime committed was hit and run?! That is a heinous crime and the folks who are blaming the victim for ALLEGEDLY not looking before he crossed the road are idiots. This woman hit someone, KNEW what she had done and drove AWAY! She should be severly punished for her very, very bad judgment.

2015 years 9 months ago

WOW that is nonsense. I feel that he should have been taught to look both ways before crossing a busy street. Did he think his bike was going to out beat the car. I understand his family is hurt but but the only crime erica commited was hit and run. People get hit everyday. People need to be more careful and learn how powerful a car is. She should go to jail for hit and run. It is both sides fault. If they switched places the whole case would have been dismissed already.

2015 years 9 months ago

She belongs in prison.

Why is she not charged with conspiracy for that group effort in concealing evidence, Mister David?

Grand Ole Party
2015 years 9 months ago

Prison my a@@, she should be shot and buried in the swamp. She is nothing more than a useless piece of trash.

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2015 years 9 months ago


2015 years 9 months ago

Sorry she didn’t get her car fixed farther away.

2015 years 9 months ago

This is a disgrace. This woman should be in prison and her license taken away permanently. Mr. Kahn and his family will never be the same again. If it was reversed, and he had hit her, they would throw the book at him. There’s no justice in the world anymore.

2015 years 9 months ago

…the car would have been totaled.

buddy boy
2015 years 9 months ago

Pure old fashion Scum of the earth. Given who they are and there behavior would you expect less.

2015 years 9 months ago

What this ladie did was wrong, for sure. However those few driving infraction was neather serious nor did they cause harm to another!

2015 years 9 months ago

It is obvious that this “ladie” DOES have a problem and “neather” you or her realize the fact that 10 traffic violations by age 21 is a bit out of the “norm”.

2015 years 9 months ago

Have you been reading about this case at all? She hit a man with her car and left him to die! Hippie, I think you’ve been smoking too much weed and are totally out of touch with reality.

2015 years 9 months ago

What the “ladie” (correctly spelled lady) did over the years was to REPEATEDLY drive and get caught driving a vehicle without the necessary documentations and inspections that are REQUIRED BY LAW.

Minor infractions, is there such a thing? An infraction of the law is an infraction of the law. Since they are so easy to get rectified perhaps is why they are considered by some to be “minor”.

To me, it gives representation of this person and her life’s actions dodging one thing or another with the law, however minor or major….and that’s pretty obvious since she spent the day in court yesterday for one charge or another.

Repair to a car by a body shop 50 miles away, $$$$$$.
Value of human life, 0.

2015 years 9 months ago

…is a bumbling, irresponsible, sneaky and worthless pig. There is no lower class of a human being than to critcally injure another human and leave him/her there to die in a ditch. She is about as cold and calculating as they come!

I’m hoping our illustrious district Attorney, Ben David can scour the statutes to discover and apply more charges. I can think of a few myself. This woman needs about 5 years hard time in the state pen and 10 additional years of intensive probation WITHOUT driving privileges!!!

People like this make me sick!!!

2015 years 9 months ago

Have you been reading the same article I have. The victim that was injured was age, she is age 27 and the violations occured over last several years.


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