More charges against man in fatal hit-and-run crash

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) - There are more charges against a man who is accused of hitting and killing a woman with his car and not stopping.

New Bern police on Thursday charged John Burnette with felony hit and run in connection with the death of Anastesia Stevenson.

The 67-year-old Burnette was originally charged with driving while impaired on the night of the October 26th crash on Trent Boulevard.

The woman later died at Vidant Medical Center from her injuries.

Police say Stevenson was walking across the street around 8:40 p.m. when she was hit by Burnette's Lincoln Town Car.

Burnette was jailed on a $50,000 secured bond.


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Police in the East are investigating a hit-and-run collision from this past weekend where a woman died.

New Bern Police responded to the hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on October 26th around 8:40 pm, at the intersection of Trent Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.

The pedestrian was identified as 29-year-old Anastesia Stevenson. Police say she was walking across Trent Boulevard when she was struck by a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The driver of that vehicle was 67-year-old John Burnette.

Stevenson was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center but died from her injuries.

John Burnette has been charged with driving while impaired.

Police are still investigating the case and seeking additional information.