‘No accident.’ Police say driver intentionally struck 79-year-old woman in Matthews grocery store parking lot

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MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) – Police say a driver is being charged after a 79-year-old woman was intentionally hit and killed in a Matthews grocery store parking lot Monday morning.

“This collision… was no accident,” said Matthews Police Chief Clark Pennington during a press conference Friday. “This has been a traumatic event for all the victims involved.”

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Pennington added that the suspect, identified as 54-year-old Sawan Alshabani, “intentionally” struck the victim, Vira Hryhorniva Nahorna, and tried to strike four other people – four adults and one juvenile – in the Aldi parking lot off W. John Street before driving away from the scene.

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