A woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run in Raleigh made her first court appearance on September 28, as the family members of the woman who suffered fatal personal injuries in the accident expressed their outrage over the felony hit-and run charge.
Police charged 24-year-old Raleigh resident Phylicia Olivia Price with felony hit-and-run after a September 27 wreck in which 21-year-old Raleigh resident Whitney Monique Mangum was killed.
Price, who was released on $50,000 secured bond, was told by District Court Judge Jane Gray that a conviction could mean up to 30 months in prison.
The charge and potential punishment have raised questions among Mangum’s parents and extended family about why Price is not in jail and facing a charge of murder.
According to Raleigh police, Mangum was run over on Hodge Road during a dispute with the occupants of the vehicle Price was driving. Mangum was taken to the hospital by another drive, while Price fled the scene, according to police. Her vehicle was located approximately three miles away by police, who placed her under arrest.