Gastonia man charged in girlfriend's hit-and-run death

- A Gastonia man facing murder charges in the death of his girlfriend was taken into custody Friday evening, police said.

According to Gastonia police, 30-year-old Richard Tyler Lewis struck his girlfriend, Ashley Young, with his car. The incident happened on November 12.

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Young was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in a private passenger car. She passed away on Monday from her injuries, police said.

Lewis is charged with second degree murder.

His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.


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