Man flees scene after running over, killing pedestrian in Greensboro, police say

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man who ran over and killed a pedestrian in Greensboro on Saturday fled the scene, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

At 12:28 a.m., Donald Bruton was at Chopper’s Bar located on 3513 Burlington Road.

He was driving a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and carelessly and recklessly left the parking lot, police say.

While doing so, he ran over a pedestrian, Angela Haith, who died as a result of her injuries.

Bruton fled the scene, the release says.

The investigation is ongoing. 

FOX8 spoke with the owner of the bar, Harvey, off-camera on Monday.

He said that Haith was an employee at Chopper’s. Harvey explained there was an argument between Burton and a woman when they were trying to close the bar around 11 p.m.

He said that the woman had left her purse and jacket inside the building. Staff was trying to get everyone outside, so Haith went in to get the woman’s belongings for her.

When she came back out, Harvey said Bruton then hit Haith with his car.

Harvey said he knew Haith for years and she was a beautiful, kind person.

He did admit to FOX8 that he closed the business after the 10 p.m. statewide curfew.

Neighbors who spoke with FOX8 on Monday said they had some concerns after seeing the police and ambulances on Saturday.

“You got a bunch of people drinking… something is going to happen,” said Steven Ripley. “With the pandemic going on, I don’t think anyone should be open.”

FOX8 did check with Greensboro police. They have not responded to the business for any COVID related compliance issues.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.com to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.

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