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Woman surrenders in Nicetown hit-and-run death

A woman accused of being behind the wheel in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Nicetown has surrendered, police said.

Woman surrenders in Nicetown hit-and-run death

A woman accused of being behind the wheel in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Nicetown has surrendered, police said.

Terrie Fleming, 45, of Camac Street near Nedro, turned herself into police Thursday in connection with the Oct. 4 crash. Police said Fleming was driving on Clarissa Street near Brunner when she struck 19-year-old Ceeanna Pate, causing severe head injuries. Pate, of Knox Street near Hansberry, died of those injuries Oct. 9 at Temple University Hospital.

Police were able to identify Fleming through investigation and obtain a warrant for her arrest. She is charged with vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, accident involving death and recklessly endangering another person.

According to online court records, Fleming received accelerated rehabilitative disposition for a 2009 DUI case. She also pleaded guilty for failing to obey traffic signs in 2007.

It is unclear whether alcohol played a role in the Oct. 4 crash.

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