Driver who ran from deadly hit-and-run crash in Iredell County charged

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A man has been charged after North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers say he ran from the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning in Iredell County.

It happened just after 3 a.m. on Chestnut Grove Road at Beechwood Farm Road in Newton. Troopers said a 2004 Buick LeSabre was stopped in the roadway after having a mechanical issue when a 2011 Ford F150 crashed into it.

The driver of the Buick, 55-year-old Robert Selvey, was thrown from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Ford ran away on foot.

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