Driver Indicted For Felony Hit And Run

A Johnston County Grand Jury has indicted a driver involved in a hit and run injury accident last year near Benson.

The grand jury indicted 26 year-old Megan Christina Beasley (aka Megan Christian Beasley) of Highway 301 South, Four Oaks for felony hit and run and for being a habitual felon.

At 10:01pm on October 15, 2018, Trooper C.J. Bell reported Beasley was operating a 2000 Mitsubishi on I-40 Eastbound at the 334 Exit in Meadow.  As Beasley neared a stop sign on the exit ramp at Highway 96, she rear-ended a 2004 Ford SUV driven by Timothy Roy Baker of Four Oaks.  Trooper said Beasley was traveling at 55mph at the time she slammed in the rear of the stopped SUV. After the impact, Beasley fled from the scene on foot.  Baker was injured in the crash and taken to Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield.

In addition to the hit and run indictment, Beasley was also indicted for being an habitual felon.  According to court documents, she has three prior felony convictions in Johnston County including a 2016 conviction for fleeing to elude arrest, a 2013 conviction for cocaine possession and a 2009 conviction for narcotics trafficking.