The Salvation Military hunchback who was hit by a automobile in Greensboro has died | Native information
GREENSBORO – A Salvation Army hunchback who was hit by a vehicle last week has passed away, according to the Greensboro Police Department.
Katrina Lou Calles, 57, was struck by a car near the intersection of West Gate City Boulevard and Warren Street near the UNCG campus around 8:45 p.m. on December 1.
A man and his mother are charged in the case.
Jasper Wingate Jr. was charged with “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 failing to report an accident and encouraging the suspect to escape.
The Greensboro Salvation Army reports that Calles had worked as a bell ringer at one of their locations that night earlier. Her neighbors tell FOX8 that she started this a week ago.
“She just wanted to help people,” said Anita Thompson.
It is believed that she took the bus from where she rang the bell to the stop near her home and was less than 200 meters from her front door when she was hit.
According to eyewitnesses, a limo-style vehicle left the scene and drove on Gate City Boulevard west of the UNCG campus towards Greensboro Coliseum.
Thompson said although she was shocked to learn that her neighbor had been hit, she feared something like this would happen. She said the drivers were not paying attention and were racing down her street.