Man Charged In Deadly Hit-and-Run In West Charlotte

UPDATE: Bond was reduced Monday for the suspect in a deadly hit-and-run in west Charlotte. Rodney Lycurgus McCorkle, Jr. was previously being held on an $80,000 bond. His bond has now been reduced to $60,000.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — A man has been charged in a deadly hit-and-run in west Charlotte. A juvenile was killed while riding a bicycle.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said 19-year-old Rodney Lycurgus McCorkle, Jr., was arrested Friday evening and charged with felony hit-and-run, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Police say McCorkle was driving a Honda Civic Friday evening, when he struck a boy riding a bicycle.  He was thrown onto the hood and into the windshield.

Police say the driver traveled a short distance before braking, after which the youth fell off the hood and into the roadway. The driver, with the bicycle stuck under the vehicle, then kept going.

Emergency workers found the boy—who hasn’t been identified by police—and took him to Carolinas Medical Center, where he died.

The mother of the vehicle’s driver called later to say her son wanted to turn himself in, according to police.

Authorities say the vehicle was later recovered and determined to be stolen.

McCorkle is charged with felony hit and run, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a stolen vehicle.