• 66°

Pair charged in hit-and-run that killed two in Concord

CONCORD — Two young men have been charged in connection with a hit-and-run double fatality on Concord Parkway Saturday night.

The victims, who have yet to be identified, were two teenage boys, ages 14 and 15. According to police, they were hit around 10:19 p.m. while crossing the parkway near Liske Avenue.

Witnesses described a light-colored vehicle leaving the scene, and a deputy found the vehicle abandoned nearby. Police officers subsequently located the driver and passenger.

Driver Francisco Daniel Marin-Gonzalez, 21, of Bluebill Drive, is charged with felony hit-and-run, felony death by vehicle and duty to stop and render reasonable assistance.

Passenger Mark Anthony Gutierrez-Santos, 19, of McGill Avenue, is charged with duty to stop in event of a crash and render reasonable assistance.

“Concord Police Department would like to express our gratitude for witnesses that came forward and contacted police in this extremely tragic event,” the department press release said.

Comments

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development

Education

Knox student organizing event to get community cycling

Education

Decision on Essie Mae charter appeal expected Thursday

Nation/World

House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

Nation/World

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

Nation/World

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

News

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine

News

North Carolina health officials urge schools to reopen

Crime

In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video

Coronavirus

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported