Woman charged in June hit-and-run that resulted in death of man in wheelchair

Woman charged in June hit-and-run that resulted in death of man in wheelchair

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - An Evansville woman is facing charges in connection with a deadly hit-and-run.

According to an affidavit, 46-year-old Charlotte Ann Zell has been arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, which is a level 5 felony. The jail website also shows she is facing a drug possession charge.

Charlotte Ann Zell, 46.
Charlotte Ann Zell, 46. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office says 60-year-old John Johnson, of Evansville, was being pushed across the Lloyd Expressway at Rosenberger in his wheelchair when he was hit by a vehicle on June 2.

Johnson died at Deaconess Hospital a few days later.

Zell is currently being held in the Vanderburgh Co. Jail on $10,000 bond.

She made a preliminary not guilty plea Monday in court.

Zell faces one to six years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Her next court date has been set for Friday at 10:00 a.m.

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