Hit and run indictment handed down in Johnston Co.

Deputies said a driver struck a man on the 800 block of River Road and kept driving. (Image courtesy: Carter Rabil)

September 11, 2012 6:20:57 PM PDT
A grand jury has indicted a Selma man for a hit and run that killed a 35-year-old man.

Jose Canales, 53, faces several charges including second-degree murder, driving while impaired, felony hit and run resulting in serious injury or death, and aggravated felony death by vehicle.

Selma police said Canales ran over Carlos Velasquez as he was walking near his home on Aug. 18.

Police said the victim and suspect lived less than a block away from each other but it's unclear if they knew each other.  

With information from Mickey Lamm/WTSB Radio

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