NC woman accused of texting in fatal wreck apologizes
BELMONT, N.C. — A Gastonia woman accused of texting and driving and fatally hitting a pedestrian has apologized to the victim’s family.
WSOC reported that Belinda Strange Hudspeth, 45, apologized in court on Monday in the death of 75-year-old Lavon Ramsey.
Ramsey died Saturday when she was struck by a SUV on a street in Belmont.
The suspect is accused of driving a 1999 GMC Jimmy in Belmont on Saturday under the influence of prescription medication when the hit the victim.
Authorities said she was texting when she drove off the road, hitting a mailbox, several trash cans and a fence before crashing into Ramsey.
Officials said the victim died after being taken to the hospital.
Hudspeth faces charges of murder, reckless driving, failure to carry a valid driver’s license, driving while intoxicated and a text/email violation.
The suspect was being held on a $1 million bond.
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