Greenville, NC man arrested in hit and run death

POSTED: 8:45 AM Jun 19 2013   UPDATED: 5:48 PM Jun 19 2013

A Greenville man has been arrested in the hit and run death of a college student last year.

Pitt County sheriff's deputies and the North Carolina Highway Patrol said Tuesday that 47-year-old William Earl Langley has been charged with felony hit and run and other charges.

Twenty-year-old Austin Baeza was found dead in a ditch along N.C. Highway 33 last August. Nicki Baeza says her son had left his home in Greenville and gone for a walk when he was struck and killed.

Detectives say they never found Langley's vehicle.

It was not clear whether Langley has an attorney.