STAR CITY, W.Va. – A Morgantown woman was charged with a deadly hit-and-run earlier this month in Monongalia County.
Star City police chief Vic Propst said Heather McIntyre, 42, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. She was charged with hit-and-run causing death under Erin’s Law.
Investigators allege McIntyre struck James Maloney, 32, of Granville, around 1 a.m. on May 17 as Maloney was walking along Monongahela Boulevard.
Officers said Maloney was struck by a red SUV that continued north. Star City investigators seized the vehicle a few days later.
McIntyre was arraigned and released after posting $50,000 bond.
Erin’s Law is named for Erin Keener. The Fairmont woman was killed in a 2005 hit-and-run accident. The law, passed five years after her death, increased the penalty for anyone convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.