Police Arrest Suspect In Fatal Hit And Run

Photo by Thomas Honeycutt

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Police have arrested the suspected driver of a hit and run vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian. Antwnaette Ruffin, 30, of Smithfield was charged today (Monday) with felony hit and run causing serious injury/death.

Police allege Ruffin was operating a Volkswagen Jetta in the 400 block of West Market Street (US 70) near Highway 210 at 9:05pm Thursday, November 4th. The vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian and fled from the scene.

The pedestrian who died was identified as 72 year-old Fernando Suarez of Four Oaks.

Ruffin was taken before a magistrate today and given a $15,000 bond.

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