Lincolnton man killed in hit and run

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 10:25 AM

LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- Lincolnton police are investigating a fatal hit and run that happened Wednesday afternoon.

Michael Lynn Tubbs, of Maiden,  ran off of the left side of the road and struck Clarence Stroup.

Stroup was using a weed trimmer in the grassy area of the Lincolnton Plaza Shopping center when he was struck.

Tubbs left the scene and traveled to a  gas station on Maiden Highway where authorities caught up with him.

Stroup was flown from the scene to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where Stroup later died from his injuries.

The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.

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