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Teen charged in Moore County hit-and-run

Posted May 14, 2014
Updated May 15, 2014

Christopher Ignatius Dejak

— Southern Pines police charged an 18-year-old Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash that sent a 56-year-old pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to investigators, Christopher Ignatius Dejak hit the unidentified woman at about 9 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Hardin Street in Southern Pines. The woman was leaving a town council meeting at the Douglas Community Center, officials said.

Dejak was charged with felony hit-and-run and taken to the Moore County jail, where he was placed under a $5,000 secured bond.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to UNC Hospitals. No other information about the crash was available.


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  • Ready2Save May 14, 2014

    This is the 2nd hit and run this week in Moore County. I agree with the 1st comment,.....what is wrong with people? Not stopping? Both were airlifted.

  • Itsmyopinion67 May 14, 2014

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    We don't know the facts. They could have been late to a meeting and are just SOOOO important, they could not stop.

  • Obamacare returns again May 14, 2014

    Does anyone ever stop around here after they've hit someone? Is North Carolina really this full of self-centered and morally devoid citizens?