Fatal crash suspect vehicle located; GPD urges public to come forth with information

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Crash on South Memorial Drive (Nov. 13, 2020) Samantha Schweihs, WNCT photo

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Greenville Police Department has located the vehicle suspected of hitting and killing 27-year-old Kari Williams of Winterville.

Williams was riding on his bicycle on Memorial Drive when he was struck by a vehicle on Friday, November 13.

GPD was able to identify and locate the vehicle, a two-door orange Chevrolet Cobalt with a sunroof and spoiler, through the use of nearby surveillance cameras and evidence located at the scene.

Persons of interest in the case are no longer cooperating with law enforcement, according to officers.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact Officer A. Vaughan, 252-329-3438, or Crime Stoppers 252-758-7777.


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Greenville police continue to look for the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened Friday night.

On Saturday, Greenville police said Kari Williams, 27, of Winterville succumbed to his injuries. The hit-and-run crash happened on South Memorial Drive, between Greenville Boulevard and Mall Drive.

Police said Saturday morning they had identified the vehicle that was involved in the crash. Later on Saturday, officials said the vehicle had been found but it was not involved in the crash.

Officers will continue to pursue leads based on gathered information and evidence. Anyone with any information regarding the crash is encouraged to call GPD Traffic Safety Officer A. Vaughan at 252-329-3438 or the non-emergency number at 252-329-4300.


Greenville police said a bicyclist that was hit by a vehicle Friday night has died.

The hit-and-run crash happened on South Memorial Drive, between Greenville Boulevard and Mall Drive. Police confirmed to WNCT’s Angie Quezada that the crash happened around 7:30 p.m. in front of Academy Sports and Hobby Lobby. Southbound lanes of South Memorial Drive were at a standstill at the time due to the crash.

Greenville police said the vehicle involved was believed to be a white or tan four-door passenger car with damage to the front end, including the windshield.

Traffic has since resumed but an investigation into the cause of the crash continued Friday night.

WNCT’s Samantha Schweihs was at the scene and also reports that Greenville Fire and Rescue officials were assisting along with an employee with Vidant Medical Center.

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