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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The driver police think struck and seriously injured a pedestrian early last Saturday morning has been arrested.

Erica Nicole Kane, d.o.b. 8-7-1983, was charged on Friday with Felony Hit and Run, as well as the additional charges of Expired Registration and Expired Inspection.

Kane’s passenger at the time of the crash, Mario Deran Robinson, d.o.b. 12-17-1981, was also arrested. Robinson was charged with Failing to Report a Traffic Crash. Kane and Robinson both reside in Wilmington.

Kane received a $3000 secured bond. She posted bond and has been released from custody. Her booking photo is attached. Robinson was released on unsecured bond (no booking photo available).

Summary of the case – Daniel Khan, age 21, was struck and seriously injured on July 2nd as he tried to cross South College Road. He has been hospitalized since the time of the crash.
A description of the car that struck Mr. Khan was widely publicized. On Thursday (yesterday), the WPD Traffic unit located the gold Mitsubishi Galant in Sampson County where it had been taken for repairs.

After interviewing Erica Kane on Thursday night, the Traffic Unit obtained warrants. Kane and Robinson were arrested on Friday morning.

Last weekend, the Wilmington Police Department and the victim’s family issued appeals for information about the incident. Local news organizations assisted by widely publicizing the appeals. Numerous calls came in from citizens providing information and trying to assist. Information received during this time was pivotal in solving the case. Thanks to all who responded.


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