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No charges yet in hit-and-run

Belmont police met Monday with Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell about a fatal hit-and-run case from Thursday night, but no charges were filed, pending further investigation.

“The police are taking their time to gather the evidence before charges are filed,” Bell said. “They want to make sure the correct charges are used.

“And any charges made at this time do not mean that more charges wouldn't be taken out later.”

Ronnie Gene Eudy, 40, a truck driver who stopped to help another motorist who had been stricken with a stroke or seizure, was struck and killed by a vehicle late Thursday on the U.S.74 bridge over the Catawba River. Eudy, of Charlotte, died Friday from his injuries.

Belmont police say the driver of the sport utility vehicle that struck Eudy and two other people was Charla Davis, 44, of Charlotte. She was interviewed by police Friday and released. James said Davis admitted to being the driver of the vehicle.

Eudy had stopped after Calvin Adams, 57, of Dallas, N.C., suffered a stroke or some other type of problem while driving eastbound on Wilkinson Boulevard. Eudy and two other people, Betty Faye Adams and Jerry Ames Leach, were struck by the vehicle.

Calvin Adams was listed in serious condition Monday at Carolinas Medical Center, and Betty Faye Adams remained in critical condition. Leach's injuries were not serious.

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