Good Samaritan holds NC woman’s hand after she was struck by car

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Good Samaritan, who asked to remain anonymous, says she was there, holding the hand of a stranger when she died after being hit by a car in Charlotte on Sunday.

According to WBTV, 28-year-old Kelli Sue Putnam was struck and killed by a drunk driver around 5 p.m.

The Good Samaritan said she ran to Putnam’s side just moments after she was hit.

“I bent down and felt a slight pulse and could tell she was somewhat breathing, so I held her hand,” the woman told WBTV.

The woman said she tried to comfort and encourage the stranger as they waited for an ambulance. She said she contacted WBTV in an attempt to reach Putnam’s family.

“Just to let her parents know that I was with her and I was holding her. She was surrounded by people she didn’t know, but that cared enough to stop,” the woman told WBTV.

According to WBTV, the driver accused of hitting Putnam is 30-year-old Gregory Alan Wheeling. He is facing DWI charges.