• Driver in deadly Gaston Co. hit-and-run turns himself in, police say

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    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - The driver who hit a man in Gaston County and left him in the road turned himself in, according to authorities.
     
    Police said Jerry Orrell turned himself in overnight.
     
    Orrell was driving a white SUV when it struck John King April 18.
     
     Authorities said King was hit by two cars crossing East Long Avenue.
     
    King died Thursday as a result of his injuries.
     
    Orell faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder and felony hit-and-run.
     
    Police said they still need help finding the driver of the second car that hit King.
     
    Orrell is behind bars on $500,000 bond.

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