Thomasville, NC -- Thomasville Police are investigating a traffic accident that claimed the life of one man.
Davidson County emergency dispatch says they received a call at 5:51 pm for a traffic accident on the 200 block of National Highway.
Upon arrival, officers found Gussie E. Pearson, 50 years old, lying unresponsive in National Highway.
Police say the investigation indicates Mr. Pearson was struck while crossing the roadway by a motor vehicle traveling south on National Highway.
That vehicle continued to travel and failed to stop at the scene of a collision.
The driver of the vehicle, Mr. Ronald W. Warren, 21 years old, later returned to the scene and admitted responsibility for striking Mr. Pearson.
Mr. Pearson succumbed to the injuries he sustained from the collision at Thomasville Medical Center.
Officers are still investigating the incident and will consult the Davidson County District Attorney for further assistance.
Thomasville Police Department