Gastonia police arrest woman in fatal hit-and-run

Katie Montgomery
Katie Montgomery

Gastonia police said Sunday they have arrested Katie Montgomery, 21, and charged her in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash Friday.

Wanda Sue Hearn, 44, was killed Friday at about 9:44 p.m. when she was struck by a burgundy GMC Acadia. Hearn had been walking in the 2700 block of Court Drive. The vehicle drove away, police said.

Gastonia police said they located the SUV at the Gastonia house of a relative of Montgomery’s. Montgomery then turned herself in to police. She faces one charge of felony hit-and-run, and Gastonia police said the investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the district attorney to see if more charges will be brought.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo