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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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  • Guest1778

    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?

  • Guest

    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!

  • Guest20123

    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.

  • Guest2012

    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.

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