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LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- A man turned himself into police following a county-wide search for the suspect behind a deadly hit-and-run in Lincolton.

The crash happened Wednesday night on Maiden Highway at Summerow Road.

Travis Fitzpatrick, 33, turned himself in for the crash that killed 53-year-old Sherry Kittle early Saturday.

Friday, troopers found a piece of an antenna related to the case, in addition to pieces of a headlight they already had. They said these parts belong to a Chevy Tahoe, Silverado or Suburban made between 2001 and 2006.Troopers also announced a plan to inspect every registered vehicle matching that description in the county, saying this evidence is equivalent to finding part of a murder weapon.

This is no different than someone picking up a gun and shooting. We understand the person involved thought it could've been a animal. We get that. Come forward. Give us your information. Help us give this family some closure, said Sgt. Kelly Stewart with North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Saturday morning, troopers tell NBC Charlotte they acted on a tip and contaced Fitzpatrick.

He has been charged with felony hit-and-run and given a $25,000 secured bond. He made is bond and is currently out of jail.

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