WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man charged in a fatal hit-and-run in Carolina Beach appeared in New Hanover County court Wednesday.
Police said Erwin Ellis Williams, 74, hit and killed Jeffrey Robery Matlick on Carolina Beach Avenue North in May.
Police said alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Williams is charged with second degree murder under theory of implied malice, and driving while impaired.
Williams has a record of DWIs, according to police.
The judge set his bond for $700,000 and a second appearance on July 16.