Driver from hit-and-run that killed Asheville cyclist taken into custody

Two children to receive life-saving organ transplants from victim
The Asheville Police Department announced that they recently took a suspect into custody for a hit-and-run that left one person dead earlier this month
Published: Mar. 2, 2023 at 4:35 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 11:50 AM EDT
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Police Department said the driver from a hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist in March was recently taken into custody.

Officers responded to the crash along Grove Street at around 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1.

The victim, 28-year-old James Shearon, was taken to Mission Hospital where he passed away on March 8. Police said Shearon’s family honored his life by allowing his organs to be donated. Two 4-year-old children are among the people to receive life-saving transplants due to Shearon.

James Shearon was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Asheville on Mar. 1, 2023. Two 4-year-old...
James Shearon was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Asheville on Mar. 1, 2023. Two 4-year-old children received life-saving organ transplants from him.(Provided by family)

Through their investigation, officers identified 21-year-old Calvin Dion as the driver that hit Shearon.

Officers confirmed that Dion was taken into custody on March 27, 2023. He was charged with felony hit and run, reckless driving, 2nd-degree murder, speeding and failure to reduce speed and resisting public officer.

Dion was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $552,000 secured bond.

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