Arrest Made in Statesville Hit-and-Run Death


A resident of Statesville, Donna Farmer, has been arrested in a hit-and-run that killed

Hank Pittman, Jr.


Pittman was working on a cable television line when he was struck by a vehicle that did not stop.


A tip was received by the Highway Patrol. Farmer’s arrest came soon after that tip.


The 1999 Saturn Farmer was driving was seized and taken to the highway Patrol garage in Newton.


Farmer was taken to the Alexander County jail and charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by vehicle.


Pittman was transported to Iredell Memorial Hospital, and then airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, where he later died.


The tip came after a plea for help.

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