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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington woman faces several charges after police say she hit and killed a man on a moped and drove off before calling dispatchers to turn herself in.

Wilmington Police say it happened around 3 a.m. Saturday in the 2600 block of Market Street. That’s where officers say Stephanie Wells, 22, hit a man on a moped. Officers say they found Michael J. Rankin on the side of the road there, dead.

Police say witnesses saw Wells drive away from the scene where she hit Rankin, but officers say she later called 911 to report the crime and turn herself in. Wells is charged with death by motor vehicle, hit and run and DWI.

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Guest
2016 years 2 months ago

A man lost his life. And a women lost her life. but instead of having a peaceful ensuring loving cloud to sleep on called heaven, stephanie has to live with the fact that a man was killed by the decision that almost 5,000 people make EVERY 30 SECONDS. I feel deeply for the family who lost there son, uncle, bestfriend, ect. Yet no one cares about the women. You all have made stupid mistakes. I bet HALF of the people commenting on this article has made the choice to drive while being under the enfluence. “It will never happen to… Read more »

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wendy rankin
2016 years 2 months ago

he was walking his scooter so get your storey straight

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guest123123
2016 years 2 months ago

I think it will be interesting to find out whether her alcohol consumption actually played a part in the accident. Market St at the location at night is not a good mix with mopeds. The cars almost touch each when driving in that stretch of traffic.

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Booey
2016 years 2 months ago

He was walking his scooter, like walking a dog, wow is this the new craze? Hey dummy its spelled STORY

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StreetSmartz
2016 years 2 months ago

It is pretty sad that we’ve gotten to a level of perception where you can’t believe that another person can have the will power or responsibility to NOT get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. (I find it rather peculiar that your name is a biblical reference, but yet you don’t have faith that people can actually control themselves and make correct choices.) But, no, I haven’t consumed alcohol and then gotten behind the wheel of the car. I guess it has to do with having a certain amount of responsibility BEFORE consuming alcohol or at the… Read more »

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