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Teen killed, Garner man charged after hit-and-run in Fuquay-Varina, police say

Garner man charged after teen killed in hit-and-run in Fuquay-Varina

The Fuquay-Varina Police Department has charged David Nicholas Bunch of Garner in a fatal hit and run that killed Gerlin Efrain Murillo Garcia, a 17-year-old from Fuquay-Varina.
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The Fuquay-Varina Police Department has charged David Nicholas Bunch of Garner in a fatal hit and run that killed Gerlin Efrain Murillo Garcia, a 17-year-old from Fuquay-Varina.

Fuquay-Varina police charged a Garner man in a hit-and-run that left a 17-year-old pedestrian dead early Sunday morning.

A 911 caller around 5 a.m. reported a body near the 2900 block of North Main Street, the Fuquay-Varina Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. The body found was a deceased male.

The scene was filled with car debris, including a passenger-side mirror, that helped lead a patrol officer to the suspect car in a Walmart parking lot, at 1051 E. Broad St.

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Police charged Nicholas David Bunch, 37, of Garner, with felony hit and run, CCBI

Police charged Nicholas David Bunch, 37, of Garner, with felony hit-and-run, the department announced on its Facebook page Sunday afternoon. The charge is listed as “hit and run serious injury/death” on the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification website.

The pedestrian, Gerlin Efrain Murillo Garcia, 17, of Fuquay-Varina, was also named in the Police Department’s Facebook post.

The incident is still under investigation, the Police Department said.

“We are currently reviewing all evidence and facts surrounding the traffic crash and will make a determination if any other charges are appropriate after the investigation is complete,” it said on its Facebook page.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the department at 919-552-3191 and fvpolicetips@fuquay-varina.org.

“Our thoughts and prayers are extended to all that have been impacted by today’s tragic incident,” the department said.

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