Driver Charged After Woman Hit By Truck, Killed In Monroe

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A man has been charged in the death of 34-year-old Daphne Alvarez-Torres, who was found dead on the side of the road after being hit by a semi-truck last month.

Detectives say 44-year-old Eric Colon was driving the truck that fatally struck Daphne Alvarez-Torres.  Colon is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Felony Hit and Run.  Colon was given a $10,000 bond.

Eric Colon

The Monroe Police Department says the case was aided by citizens who provided information during the investigation.

Officials say Colon turned himself in on June 28th after a warrant was issued for his arrest that day.


The Latest:

Investigators say they have located the truck and driver believed to be connected to the death of 34-year-old Daphne Alvarez-Torres.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.

Check back for updates.

Original Story (June 19, 2019):

MONROE, NC — Authorities say a woman who was reported missing over the weekend and found dead on the side of the road Monday may have been hit by a passing semi-truck.

Police say they are now looking for a white 2018 or newer model Freightliner Cascadia truck. The truck should have damage on the right front quarter panel, according to investigators.

Truck similar to one sought by Monroe Police

The body of Daphne Alvarez-Torres, 34, was found Monday night on the side of East Roosevelt Road just before Secrest Avenue. Police say she was last seen walking out of Tyson Foods around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

The incident is believed to have occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Saturday near where her body was found on East Roosevelt.

Police say this is an active death investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on this case to call Monroe Police Department at 707-282-4700.