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Woman charged with fatal hit-and-run

By Meaghan Smith, msmith@wcyb.com
Published On: Sep 17 2013 05:03:54 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 16 2013 11:00:00 PM CDT

The family of a Carter County man killed in a hit-and-run last week is relieved that police have made an arrest.

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

The family of a Carter County man killed in a hit-and-run last week is relieved that police have made an arrest.

Elizabethton officers arrested 20-year-old Chyanne Gobble Tuesday. They say while driving on the Elizabethton Highway, she hit Christopher Hughes as he was standing outside of his car. Police tell us Hughes had car trouble and had pulled off on the side of the road.

Police say witnesses on scene, along with a 911 call that came in hours after the crash, led them to Gobble. 

Hughes' mother says the family is heartbroken over their loss. "Seeing him almost broke my heart. He didn't deserve to die the way he did. He was hit so hard," says Tonia Hughes.

Gobble is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death. She's due in court on October 18. 

Her family told us they weren't allowed to comment per the advice of their lawyer.