RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A pair charged in connection with a Raleigh deadly hit and run crash involving a NC Marine from Granville County appeared in court on Monday asking for lower bond.
Nathan Scott Bizzell, a US Marine at Camp Lejeune and a graduate of Granville Central High School, was killed Friday night on Glenwood Avenue after he had stopped to survey damage from a separate crash.
The crash that killed Bizzell, age 20, happened just west of Brier Creek Parkway near Skyland Ridge Parkway just before 10 p.m., officials say.
The two people charged in connection with his death had their requests for lower bonds rejected by a judge on Monday.
Nicholas Passalinqua Jr., age 32, who is charged with DWI and felony hit and run involving a death, wanted his bond lowered so he could go back to work, he told a judge.
Kathleen Ann Capece, also age 32, who is charged with aid and abet felony hit and run involving a death, asked for her bond lowered because she “didn’t have that kind of money.” However, a court official pointed out that Capece has a felony record in Virginia.
The judge in the case then rejected both of their requests saying the bond was within the bounds of court guidelines for the crimes they are accused of. Bond for Passalinqua is at $25,000 while Capece’s bond is $15,000 as they remain at Wake County Detention Center.
The crash on Friday night happened as Bizzell was traveling west on Glenwood Avenue in a 2012 Ford sedan when he hit another vehicle just past Brier Creek.
Investigators say when he got out to survey the damage and check on the other driver, he was hit by another vehicle — a 2006 Honda sedan.
Bizzell, who is from the Granville County town of Stem, was pronounced dead at the scene. Bizzell was on the wrestling team at Granville Central and enlisted in the Marines in June 2013, according to his Facebook profile.
Investigators say the driver of the Honda sedan ran away and was located several hours later at a Raleigh home.
Several other vehicles were also involved in secondary collisions.
Westbound Glenwood Avenue was shut down for nearly three hours.