Clover driver charged after Fort Mill bicyclist struck, killed in NC

JMARUSAK@CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COMJune 23, 2014 

— Police charged a Clover driver with involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run and driving while impaired after a bicyclist was struck and killed late Sunday on South Tryon Street in Charlotte.

Vung Vu, 46, was riding a bicycle south on South Tryon when he was struck by a 1996 Jeep Cherokee driven by Jonathan Henry Shaver, 39, of Clover, police said. Shaver also was traveling south.

Vu struck the windshield of the Jeep before being thrown to the ground, police said. MEDIC pronounced him dead at the scene shortly before midnight. Shaver was uninjured.

Police said Shaver didn’t stop at the crash scene but instead went home before calling 911 to report his involvement in the crash. Shaver voluntarily returned to the scene with Clover police.

Speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in the crash. Police said they also suspect Vu had consumed alcohol.

Vu lived in Fort Mill and is from Rock Hill, said a great-nephew, Huy Pham of Rock Hill.

Family members are still trying to find out what happened when Vu was killed, Pham said.

Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective Steve Williams at 704-336-8862.

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