Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run crash with bicyclist pleads guilty, is sentenced

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David Jackson Dowd (Greenville Police photo)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A Greenville man who was arrested and charged in a hit-and-run incident that killed a bicyclist back in November has pled guilty to the charges given to him.

David Jackson Dowd, 47, of Greenville was charged with felony hit and run in connection to a crash that killed Kari Williams, 27, of Winterville. He was riding his bicycle on Memorial Drive on Nov. 13, 2020 when he was struck and killed.

Officers identified and located a two-door orange Chevrolet Cobalt that they said was the vehicle that struck and killed Williams. They also used surveillance cameras to gain video of the incident.

Dowd was sentenced to a minimum of 33 to 49 months in prison.

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