Driver, mother fled scene after Salvation Army bell-ringer struck while walking home: Police

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A man and his mother face charges after a Salvation Army worker was hit by a vehicle as she walked along West Gate City Boulevard.

Katrina Lou Calles, 57, was hit around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of West Gate City Boulevard and Warren Street, near the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus.

Jasper Wingate Jr. was charged with felony hit and run, according to court records. Hazel Lewis Wingate, the suspect’s mother, was allegedly a passenger at the time and was charged with failure to report a crash and encouraging the suspect to flee.

The Salvation Army of Greensboro reports that Calles had previously worked that night as a bell-ringer at one of their locations. She is believed to have taken the bus from her ringing location to the stop near her home and was fewer than 200 yards from her front door when she was hit.

Calles was hospitalized in critical condition.