Update: No charges to be filed in pedestrian crash
By Erin Smith
A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown on December 9th passed away recently and the Elizabethtown Police Department says no charges will be filed in the crash.
Lt. Mark McMichael, with the Elizabethtown Police Department, said when asked if any charges will be filed, “None of the facts of the case have changed.”
Ioannis Tzouras of Elizabethtown was struck on Sunday, December 9, at 10:24 a.m., according to the report. Tzouras of Elizabethtown was coming from Walgreens after picking up medicine. Letitia Freeman of Clarkton was traveling north on South Popular Street when Tzouras stopped at the driveway of Walgreens and looked both ways, according to the report obtained from the Elizabethtown Police Department.
Tzouras then attempted to cross the highway and Freeman did not see him and struck Tzouras with the left side of her vehicle. According to the crash report, Tzouras made contact with the hood and windshield of Freeman’s vehicle and was then thrown into the air and landed on the highway where he slid 15 feet. Freeman’s vehicle traveled 50 feet after the crash.
Tzouras was transported to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.