Charge Increased in 2022 Vehicle Death

Cory McDougal was indicted for involuntary manslaughter by a grand jury Thursday .

McDougal, 51 struck and killed Connell Faulk on South Wilkes Street on June 16, 2022, according to Chadbourn Police. McDougal fled the scene of the crash and was arrested for fleeing a fatal crash.

Faulk, 47, was walking on South Wilkes Street when he was struck and killed.

Cory Michael McDougald (CCSO photo)
Cory Michael McDougald (CCSO)

McDougal was initially released on a $25,000 secured bond. That bond was raised to $100,000 after Thursday’s indictment.

His address was listed as 120 Wilkes St., Chadbourn.

Chadbourn Police Sgt. T.J. Lovette investigated the case.

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