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Hickory Woman Killed In Crash, Newton Man Charged
Aaron Lee Walker
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Woman Killed In Crash, Newton Man Charged

Hickory Police are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred Monday (January 25) on Hwy 70 SE near Everett Chevrolet.  One person died as a result of the two car accident. A suspect has been charged in the crash.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Hickory Police responded to the scene of a traffic accident where the suspect vehicle traveling east bound crossed into the west bound lane striking the victim’s vehicle.

 61-year-old Leisa Glenn White of Hickory was pronounced dead at the scene. 26-year-old Aaron Lee Walker of Baxter Drive in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police on charges of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, possession of drug paraphernalia, and careless and reckless driving.

Walker was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $121,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled today (January 26).