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Driver charged in Feb. hit-and-run that killed football player

Posted April 28, 2016

Michael Lenell Dortch, 45, of Lumberton, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, hit and run resulting in death, failure to stop and render aid and failure to report an accident for his role in the hit-and-run crash that killed a Fairmont High School football player.

Austen Stevey Ray Collins, 17, was walking along Wire Grass Road around 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 6 when he was struck and killed. Three days later, Dortch quit his job at Tabor Correctional Institution and surrendered to authorities.

He was jailed at the Robeson County jail under a $100,000 bond.

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  • Bernadette Dan Unger Apr 28, 2016
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    Here comes another slap on the wrist trial, why even waste the tax dollars, just tell the boys parents the system does not care. Getting real fed up with a failure of human decency.