BELMONT, NC. – Police are searching for a suspect involved in a hit and run collision that killed one man and injured another person on Saturday, July 23rd.

Police responded to a call at 9:30 p.m. on Catawba Street. 

Officers say a vehicle traveling west ran off the side of the road and collided with two pedestrians who were walking west on Catawba Street in a bike lane. 

The collision sent one pedestrian to the hospital with minor injuries. The second pedestrian, identified as Christian Beatty was pronounced dead at the scene. 

According to a news release, the suspect vehicle fled the scene.  Police say the vehicle is described as a dark-colored pickup truck with large tires. 

The investigation of this case is active and ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this collision to call 704-825-3792 


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