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Driver charged after hit-and-run in Raleigh

Posted November 11, 2013
Updated November 14, 2013

Michael Deontea Jones

— Police have charged a man who drove away after allegedly hitting a woman on a motor scooter in Raleigh Monday afternoon.

Ana Kessel, 20, was trying to turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from northbound Rock Quarry Road around 2:45 p.m. when, investigators say, a 1992 Chevrolet sedan headed south collided with her in the intersection.

Kessel was taken to WakeMed, where she was being treated for serious injuries Monday night, police said.

Michael Deontea Jones, 23, of 628 Ralph Drive, Raleigh, was found a short time later and was jailed under a $50,500 bond on charges of felony hit and run and driving without a valid license.

A wreck report regarding the collision was not yet complete Monday night, and further details weren't available.


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  • wenfromwake Nov 18, 2013

    According to this it sounds like she failed to yield, since she was turning and he was coming straight down Rock Quarry heading south. You don't flee from an accident though, so it sounds like that's where he went wrong.

  • bushido2298 Nov 15, 2013

    Too bad this guy is worthless and she can't recover financially since her medical bills are going to be in the 100's of thousands. Instead he'll sin in jail for a year or two (maybe) and he gets to go on with his "life" as a normal, non contributing, social and economic leech.

  • susieyepes Nov 13, 2013

    I know the girl that was hit by this horrible person, and she will really need help paying for her medical bills. If anyone can help donate any money it would be greatly appreciated, you can donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/58oak4

  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 12, 2013

    1 in 3? That's insane....I'm off to check my insurance policy limits.

  • colinmb123us Nov 12, 2013

    Z Man - I've heard it is as high as 1 in 3. No way to track really though.

  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 12, 2013

    This state seems to have an over abundance of miscreants.

  • Z Man Nov 12, 2013

    How many more are out there that are driving without a license or insurance?

  • sharonmeade1957 Nov 12, 2013

    Typical bad boy sneer. How bad is he now? Sure hope the girl will be ok.

  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 12, 2013

    Leave him in jail where he belongs.