Woman charged in fatal Gastonia hit and run

GASTONIA, NC -- Police in Gastonia arrested a woman in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Friday night. 

Police say that 44-year-old Wanda Sue Hearn was walking on Court Drive around 9:45 p.m. Friday when she was hit by a burgundy GMC Acadia. 

Police are asking for help finding the driver of a fatal hit and run that occurred at approximately 9:44 p.m. Friday evening. Hearn was pronounced dead on the scene when police arrived. 

After receiving several tips, investigators were able to locate the SUV involved in the fatal collision. Police say that Katie Montgomery, 21, turned herself in to authorities after her vehicle was located. She was charged with felony hit and run. 

Anyone who may have seen the incident or have any additional information can contact Officer J. Ewers with the Gastonia Police Department Traffic Enforcement Bureau at 704-866-6702.

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