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Two men charged in connection to Cornelius murder

CORNELIUS, NC (WBTV) - Two men were arrested Saturday following a hit and run which left a young man to die in the middle of the road.

Kevin Andrew Sweet died on Bethel Church Road near Madison Manor Drive. Cornelius Police arrested Jacob Andrew Kost and Jason Edward Shaw in connection with Sweet's death.

Both suspects are from Winston-Salem. Chief Bence Hoyle said Kost may have been in town visiting family.

23-year-old Kost is charged with felony hit and run, murder, driving with a revoked license and DWI. 21-year-old Shaw is charged as an accessory to murder.

Hoyle said investigators are looking into whether the suspects and victim may have had contact prior to the hit and run. It's possible, Hoyle said, they had mutual friends.

Witnesses helped police track down Kost's vehicle to a nearby neighborhood to make the arrest.

Both suspects are being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.

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