18-year-old Cesar Lozano-Mendoza of 27th Street Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (July 31) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony hit and run resulting in injury or death and misdemeanor traveling left of center.
He’s charged in connection to the incident in which 18-year-old Brianna Nicole Page was struck and killed. It occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of 20th Street NE. The victim was walking to work when she was struck.
Lozano-Mendoza was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Monday (August 2).
The Hickory Police Department is continuing this investigation and asks anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information; please contact MPO D. Frye at 828-328-5551 firstname.lastname@example.org.[Photo of Lozano-Mendoza courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff’s Office]