Woman arrested in fatal Mebane hit-and-run

Barbara Bigelow Wyatt (Credit: Mebane Police Department)

Mebane police said a woman turned herself in Friday night for a fatal hit-and-run.

Police said the accident happened about 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the area of North Third Street and West Center Street.

Christopher Scott Askey, 23, was crossing the roadway in the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver, now identified as 77-year-old Barbara Bigelow Wyatt, fled the scene.

Askey was rushed to the hospital where he died.

Wyatt, from Greensboro, turned herself into authorities Friday night. She is charged with felony hit-and-run, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility.

Wyatt is being held in the Alamance County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Mebane Police Department at (919) 563-9031 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at (336) 229-7100.

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