Cumberland County, NC – On Dec. 5, the North Carolina Highway Patrol arrested Fernando Gomez-Nuñez, 32, two days after he reportedly struck and killed 55-year-old Thomas Curtis Glascock, a retired Fayetteville police sergeant.
The fatal wreck took place in Hope Mills, just off of U.S. 301 South.
The Fayetteville Observer reported:
Around 10:48 p.m. Thursday, Glascock was travelling south on Marracco Drive. As he reached the Chickenfoot Road intersection, a 1999 green Chevrolet Monte Carlo – driven by Gomez-Nuñez – turned left, hitting Glascock and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Glascock was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, and pronounced dead.
Gomez-Nuñez fled the scene on foot.
North Carolina State Trooper Sean Johnson told reporters:
Witnesses heard the wreck and went outside immediately. They said the driver stayed around for a few minutes before walking north on Marracco Drive. They tried to tell him to stay at the scene.
Gomez-Nuñez has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run and no operator’s license. He is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.
Glascock spent 21 years with the Fayettteville Police Department, and leaves behind a wife, three daughters as well as three grandchildren, according to his obituary.