Woman charged with DWI after hitting, killing cyclist in Raleigh

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
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Amy Ellen Franklin

RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Raleigh police have arrested a 25-year-old woman who police say hit and killed a man who was riding a bicycle Wednesday night.

Raleigh police said a person riding a bicycle was killed after being hit by a car Wednesday night.

Officers said a vehicle struck the victim, 56-year-old Bryan Scott Goforth, around 11:30 p.m. on Western Boulevard at Hillsborough Street. The driver fled after the collision.

Goforth was pronounced dead at the scene.

Within an hour of the collision, Raleigh police stopped 25-year-old Amy Ellen Franklin near the intersection of Cross Link and Hadley roads. Franklin was charged in connection with the deadly hit-and-run.

Franklin is charged with felony hit and run, felony death by motor vehicle, and DWI.

She was also given a citation for texting and driving and having an open container of alcohol in her car.