Driver accused in fatal Lumberton hit-and-run identified
Posted February 10
Lumberton, N.C. — Investigators said they identified the driver of a vehicle involved in the hit-and-run death of a teenager who was walking along a road outside Lumberton on Feb. 6.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol identified the driver as Michael Lenell Dortch, 45, of Lumberton. Dortch voluntarily turned himself in to investigators on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Highway Patrol. Dortch's 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor has been seized as well.
Austen Stevey Ray Collins, 17, was walking along Wire Grass Road around 7:15 p.m. when he was struck and killed. The driver of the vehicle did not stop.
Collins was pronounced dead at the scene.