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Guilty plea in deadly Morgantown hit and run

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A former WVU student pleaded guilty Monday to a pair of felony charges in connection with a deadly hit and run that happened last January in Morgantown.

Alex Hambrick, 20, faces sentencing in February.
Alex Hambrick, 20, faces sentencing in February.

Alexander Hambrick, 20, of Winfield, admitted to DUI causing death and leaving the scene of a deadly Jan. 17 accident. Hambrick was drunk when he drove his truck up on a sidewalk killing Charleston native Carli Sears.

Hambrick didn’t stop.

Sears, 20, was visiting friends in Morgantown during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. She was a graduate of George Washington High School and a student at the University of Mississippi.

Hambrick faces up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing was scheduled for Feb. 28.

Carli Sears, 20, was visiting friends in Morgantown when she was killed.
Carli Sears, 20, was visiting friends in Morgantown when she was killed.

A 2015 graduate of Ripley High School, Hambrick had completed one semester at WVU when the collision occurred. He told police he was drunk and didn’t remember what happened.

There were two other people in the truck with Hambrick when the collision occurred.

Sears was walking with a friend to the friend’s apartment on Stewart Street and had almost gotten there when she was hit by the truck.





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