A woman charged with a misdemeanor following a fatal car wreck last summer was indicted by a Wake County grand jury on Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge.
The charge indicates that authorities think Camille Meijon Silver, 23, intentionally struck and killed Maryland Jerome Vick as he was walking on East Boxley Drive near Hollybrook Road in June 2013.
Vick, 24, died three days after the incident from head injuries.
Vick’s license had a Louisburg address, but he also had family in Wake Forest and Rolesville, police said at the time of the crash.
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After consulting with the Wake County District’s Attorney Office, Wendell police initially charged Silver with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed.
Wendell police continued to work with the DA’s office and Raleigh police on the investigation, Wendell police Chief Bill Carter said in a statement Wednesday.
The DA’s office declined to comment on the case.
The agencies reviewed new evidence and conducted new interviews that prompted them to send the case to the grand jury. Wendell police testified before the grand jury.
According to Wake County arrest records, Silver was charged in 2009 for with failure to appear on a disorderly conduct charge and in 2010 she was charged with writing a worthless check.
A trial date for Silver hasn’t been set.