Bond set at $125K for man accused in Marigny hit-and-run death

Bond set at $125K for man accused in Marigny hit-and-run death

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Bond has been set at $125,000 for Curtis Turner, the man accused in the hit-and-run death of bicyclist Ben Gregory.

Turner, 45, was arrested Monday in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a bicyclist in the Marigny. He appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Turner faces one count of manslaughter and one count of felony hit-and-run in the death of 37-year-old Benjamin Gregory.

On July 7 at around 10:25 p.m., Gregory was traveling lake-bound on his bicycle in the far right lane near the shoulder of Elysian Fields Avenue near Royal Street when he was struck by a black Pontiac Vibe, police say. Gregory died on the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives received a Crimestoppers tip that led investigators to the vehicle that allegedly hit Gregory. Detectives located the vehicle last week in the 2700 block of Delery Street. Based on the evidence gathered during the investigation, detectives say they identified Turner as the suspected driver.

Turner surrendered to police Monday evening.

Fatality Investigator Anthony Pontiff is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6208.

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