Hickory man charged in fatal hit and run

Photo: Catawba County Jail

A Catawba County man has been charged in a fatal hit and run crash that occurred Saturday morning in Hickory. 

Hickory Police say Jeffrey Blain Bumgarner, 55, has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle, DWI, and other traffic violations.  He is at the Catawba County Jail under a $30,000 bond.

Bumgarner allegedly crashed with another vehicle in the 3100 block of N.C. Hwy 70 SE and left the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, Charles Thomas Shook Jr., 58, of Newton, was pronounced dead on scene by Catawba County EMS.