Woman faces murder charge after hitting and killing a pedestrian while texting
BELMONT — A Belmont woman charged with hitting and killing a pedestrian has apologized.
Forty-five-year-old Belinda Strange Hudspeth apologized to the victim's family in court on Monday.
Seventy-five-year-old Lavon Ramsey died Saturday when she was struck by a SUV on a street in Belmont.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Hudspeth was texting while driving and was impaired on prescription medication when the wreck occurred.
Investigators say her SUV ran off the right side of the road and hit Ramsey outside her home.
Hudspeth faces charges of murder, reckless driving, failure to carry a valid driver's license, driving while intoxicated and a text/email violation. She was being held on a $1 million bond. It was not clear if she has a lawyer.