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Man Suspected In Hit-And-Run Critically Injured In Wreck

Posted August 9, 2004

— A driver police say went the wrong way on an Interstate 40 exit ramp and crashed into a tree is in critical condition.

Police say Valenzuela Bartolo was driving a pickup truck when he lost control and hit the tree while going the wrong way on the exit ramp.

Bartolo is suspected of causing an accident involving two other vehicles in the parking lot of a Burger King on Rock Quarry Road and allegedly was leaving the scene before police arrived.

Bartolo is being treated at WakeMed. He faces charges in both accidents, including hit-and-run.

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