RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) -The driver of a pickup truck has been arrested for allegedly hitting four people who were removing a tree from a Rutherford County roadway Thursday morning, killing one of them according to North Carolina state troopers.
Troopers revealed the identity of the deceased as 62-year-old Michael Gene Green.
NCSHP confirmed that the driver of the pickup truck was located and arrested. 21 year-old- Charles Allen Jacob Bramlett of Forest City, North Carolina is being charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and felony hit and run (serious injury and death), according to troopers.
According to NCSHP, the incident unfolded around 10:14 a.m. along Pearidge Road near Collins Road, near the Bostic community. They say the pickup hit the four people, then fled the scene. Green died because of injuries from the collision, and two others were hospitalized with serious injuries. The fourth person was treated on-scene and released.