Man charged with hit-and-run in Guilford County crash that left pedestrian dead

JULIAN, N.C. – A man faces a hit-and-run charge in connection to a crash that left one woman dead Saturday night in Guilford County.

Dustin C. Patrick, 25, of Pleasant Garden, has been charged with felony hit and run, according to North Carolina Department of Public Safety Master Trooper Christopher Knox.

The victim has been identified as Betty J. Foster, 51, of Julian. She died from injuries sustained in the incident.

Debbie Chrzan, a friend of Foster's, said Foster was at her home and went for a walk to pick up cigarettes at the BP gas station down the road.

"She’s a wonderful person and I hate what happened to her and this is a bad road," Chrzan said.

She believes people drive too recklessly down the straight-away road.

"They’re not paying attention, they don’t care," Chrzan said. "They just in a hurry to get somewhere and it doesn’t matter who they hurt."

Troopers responded to the scene at about 10:30 p.m. on Alamance Church Road near Old Julian Road.

Authorities determined that Foster was in the roadway when the vehicle struck her.

The suspect was found several miles from the scene and was subsequently charged with felony hit-and-run.

Knox said troopers do not currently believe impairment was a factor.

No other details were immediately available.