Man appears in court after fatal hit-and-run in Carolina Beach

Erwin Ellis Williams appeared in court on July 1, 2020. (Photo: Lakeeda Johnson/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man charged in a fatal hit-and-run in Carolina Beach appeared in New Hanover County court Wednesday.

Jeffrey Robery Matlick (Photo: via DA’s office)

Police said Erwin Ellis Williams, 74, hit and killed Jeffrey Robery Matlick on Carolina Beach Avenue North in May.

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Police said alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Williams is charged with second degree murder under theory of implied malice, and driving while impaired.

Williams has a record of DWIs, according to police.

The judge set his bond for $700,000 and a second appearance on July 16.