Cary man charged in Raleigh fatal hit-and-run is freed on bail

From staff reportsJune 17, 2013 

— The man accused of felony hit-and-run in an accident that killed one woman and injured a second on Hillsborough Street early Saturday was free on bail Monday.

Adetoye Tasheed Adekanmbi, 33, of Cary was freed on $105,000 bail over the weekend.

Raleigh police arrested him Saturday night at his townhouse at 103 E. Chalfont Way. Police say he was driving a car that killed Natalie Chidlaw of Cary and hurt Meghan Clark of Fuquay-Varina, both 18, as they were crossing Hillsborough Street near Dixie Trail shortly before 1 a.m.

Chidlaw was pronounced dead at the scene, while paramedics took Clark to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, where she was listed in good condition on Monday.

Officers say the car they found outside Adekanmbi’s home in Cary had front-end and windshield damage consistent with the way the hit-and-run car struck the two women.

Adekanmbi also faces a charge of driving with a revoked license, a misdemeanor.

Chidlaw and Clark were high school friends and had recently reconnected, Chidlaw’s family said.

Chidlaw graduated from Holly Springs High School last year, Wake County school officials said. They confirmed that Clark attended Fuquay-Varina High School.

Raleigh police investigators were still looking into the accident Monday and had not submitted a final report, spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

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