RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – A pedestrian crossing a highway in Randolph County died after being hit by two vehicles, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Darrin S. Bullins, 28, of Asheboro, was fatally hit at about 9 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 64 near Loflin Pond Road.
Bullins was trying to cross U.S. Highway 64 when he was hit by a silver vehicle that left, according to a Highway Patrol press release.
Another vehicle, a Nissan car, hit Bullins before the roadway was closed and the driver left the scene, according to authorities. The driver later returned and has been charged.
A 911 caller reported that a suspicious vehicle was in a parking lot on Oakland Avenue in Asheboro that fit the description of the vehicle reported in the news.
Authorities found a silver 2005 Chrysler 300 and determined it was the initial suspect vehicle.
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office processed the vehicle for evidence to be sent to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
There is no word on the suspect’s name or charges.
Victim was ‘kind-hearted’ father
The victim’s mother told FOX8 that Bullins was a kind-hearted person who leaves behind three daughters and one son.
Darrin Bullins’ brother, Dustin, said the crash happened as Darrin was going to the store after finishing dinner at their father’s home.
“He had just turned his life around, he was doing so good, he was working, getting his life together and now he is gone forever,” Dustin said. “I’ll never be able to speak with my brother again because of someone else’s carelessness.”