Saturday, September 29, 2012

Victim of Pedestrian Hit-And-Run Dies, Driver Charged With Murder

The victim of a pedestrian-involved car accident in Charlotte died as a result of his unjuries on Saturday. Because of his death, the motorist that hit him is being charged with his murder.

Twenty-one year-old Stefano Kevin Jet is accused of  hitting 45 year-old John Hazel Evans at the intersection of Interstate 85 and West Sugar Creek Road just before midnight last Saturday night. Jet then fled the scene, sideswiping another car as he left the parking lot of a Circle K convenience store nearby.

Evans was transported to an area hospital after being discovered by police. Jet was arrested the following evening after an investigation determined him to be the primary suspect. A tip received by investigators led them to search a pond on Phil O'Neil Drive, where they found the Honda Jet was driving in the accident.

At the time of his arrest, Jet was charged with felony hit and run and driving while licensed revoked. Evans passed away early Saturday, and police were able to obtain a murder warrant that same morning.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information on this case, you are encouraged to call a homicide detective directly by calling (704) 432-TIPS. As always, you can provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.