Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect vehicle in a hit and run on Christmas Eve that resulted in the death of James Marshall Nichols, 33, of Kings Mountain.
At about 5:50 AM on Christmas Eve morning (Dec. 24th), officers responded to the hit and run involving a pedestrian on West Franklin Boulevard near Sante Circle. Mr. Nichols was walking from Kings Mountain to Gastonia when he was struck. He died at the scene.
“After further investigating the hit and run from Christmas Eve we have found an image of a vehicle we believe is the suspect vehicle,” Traffic Sgt. J.R. Ewers said. “We are looking for a white or light in color Grand Cherokee with front passenger side damage to include a damaged passenger side headlight.”
Anyone who has any information is asked to call the lead Investigator A. Brack at 704-866-6967 or CrimeStoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. CrimeStoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest.