Man killed in Harnett County hit-and-run crash
Posted May 27, 2013
Updated May 28, 2013
Harnett County, N.C. — A man was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash on Ponderosa Road in Harnett County.
According to investigators David Schultz, 38, of Sanford, was walking in the middle of Ponderosa Road, north of Highway 27, when he was struck by a vehicle.
Investigators say Schultz was not only hit, but was stuck under the vehicle and dragged several feet before being left to die in the road. Investigators questioned an 18-year-old man late Monday about the incident, but no arrests have been made.
Troopers say there were no witnesses and that they believe alcohol played a role in the crash.
Shirley Becker, Schultz's girlfriend, said he was at a gathering at her house Saturday night when he had too much to drink and got out of control. Becker said she called the sheriff.
"I asked them the first time they came, 'Can you please take him into custody where he is going to be safe?' They said, 'No, we can't do that because he has not done anything wrong,'" Becker said.
She says Schultz left the party after a second visit from deputies. He was walking in the middle of the road when he was hit.
"How are you going to live with yourself knowing that you pretty much brutally murdered somebody?" said Becker, adding that she also blames the sheriff for not taking Schultz into custody.
Troopers asked that anyone with information about this crash call the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at 800-334-7411 or 910-893-5704.