Greenville, North Carolina Man Hit By Car Dies a Day Later | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Pitt County resident Ronnie Lee Battle was walking down Memorial Drive and Gum Road in Greenville on a summer day last Sunday when he was suddenly struck by a car. The injury he sustained would later kill him. 

Trenette Rankins, 28, was driving the vehicle that struck him dead. Battle would be pronounced dead the next day at Pitt County Memorial Hospital from severe trauma. At first, police did not have a name or address of the victim, until fingerprints positively identified him. 

Hit and run is a cowardly and heinous act. It is an issue that should not fall beneath the radar. It needs to be exposed to create awareness. People need to take responsibility for their actions and be aware that if they do hit someone and flee the scene, the end result is much worse. An accident is bad enough, but don’t let an accident become a crime. Additionally, those that witness a hit and run should step forward to report it.

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