A woman is now facing charges after police said she hit and killed a man on an electric scooter outside an Atlanta MARTA station last month.
Narcory Wright, 36, turned herself in last week after learning she was wanted on misdemeanor charges of second-degree homicide by vehicle and speeding in connection with the deadly crash, Atlanta police said Thursday.
Wright was driving a Cadillac SUV southbound on West Lake Avenue around midnight May 16 when she said a man on a Lime scooter pulled out in front of her. She told investigators at the time she tried to avoid hitting the man, identified as 20-year-old Eric Amis Jr., but she was unable to get out of the way.
His death appears to be the first fatal accident involving a dockless electric scooter in the city of Atlanta, a police spokesman said.
Amis’ family told Channel 2 Action News he was studying for his GED while working jobs at a church and a hotel downtown. He was on his way home from his hotel job and was leaving the parking lot of the West Lake MARTA station when he was hit.
In the weeks since, they have advocated for a ban of electric scooters on roadways.
“He just died like a dog in the middle of the street, and something needs to be done about it,” Sandra Garrett, his mother, said in an interview with the news station.
Wright stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators, according to police. At the time of the accident, Fulton County court records show Wright was out of jail on $43,000 bond.
She faces numerous financial transaction fraud, identity theft and drug charges related to a February arrest. Those charges include possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, MDMA and marijuana, records show.
She was again booked into the Fulton County Jail on May 29 and released on $10,000 bond two days later.
Staff writer Zachary Hansen contributed to this article.
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