A woman charged with a misdemeanor following a fatal car accident last summer was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge.
The charge indicates that authorities think Camille Meijon Silver, 23, intentionally struck and killed Maryland Vick as he was walking on East Boxley Drive near Hollybrook Road in June 2013.
Vick, 24, died three days after the accident 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 accident.
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 Chief Bill Carter said in a statement Wednesday.
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.