Two Charged After Deadly Accident

22 year old Joshua Martin was killed

Ed Jenson
July 29, 2017 - 10:00 am

Two people have been charged in connection with a crash during a police pursuit that killed a 22-year-old college student last weekend.

Joshua Caleb Martin of Piedmont was killed when a deputy in pursuit of a stolen vehicle crashed into Martin’s car at the intersection of Highway 8 and Moore Road.

Troopers identified the driver of the stolen car as Ronnie Cody Pittman, 20, of Piedmont. He said Christopher Gist, 20, also of Piedmont, was a passenger in the car.

Pittman is charged with failure to stop for a blue light involving death, driving under suspension and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Gist is charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.

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