On Saturday, Charlotte Mecklenburg police arrested Victor Alfonso-Manzano Mendez, 29, after he reportedly confessed to hitting a woman crossing a street on Thursday night.
Rather than stopping to call for help, Mendez simply fled the grisly scene.
The victim, 51-year-old Margaret Rutledge died at the scene.
Investigators said the white Chevrolet Express Van was driving northbound on N. Tryon Street in the left lane when it struck Margaret Rutledge on the median and kept going turning off on Old Concord Road.
Police said Rutledge moved to Charlotte from Florida three years ago. They said her sister in Florida is saddened to know her sister was killed by somebody and the person didn't even stop.
Mendez has been charged with felony hit and run and driving without a license.
The Mexican national is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail on an ICE detainer.