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Teen Killed in Parking Lot Hit-and-Run

Posted February 2, 2007

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— A Fayetteville teen died Thursday after being run over in a shopping center parking lot, police said.

David L. Lynd, 18, of 1443 Old Stead Drive, was hit shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday by a dark-colored sport utility vehicle in the Westwood Shopping Center parking lot at the corner of McPherson and Morganton roads, police said.

Lynd was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died of his injuries, police said.

Police haven't determined how the accident occurred and are searching for the SUV driver, who left the scene after Lynd was hit.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Traffic Unit of the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1036 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • cntforever1998 Feb 2, 2007

    My prayers are with you.

  • ladyvictoria1 Feb 2, 2007

    When they find the person(s) who did this, hopefully they will be charged with manslaughter.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this young man.

  • cm258 Feb 2, 2007

    I hope they find the person who was driving te SUV. I would like to make a comment about pedestrians in parking lots also. I am not referancing this particular case but i have been in a parking lot where people just walk out in the path of a car. I have been backing out of a space and people will walk around the back of the car with out even a pause. I was out in the middle of the aisle and they will walk behind the car. I especially love it when they look at me like i did something wrong. please people use your head in a parking lot. I do watch for people before moving my car. people must realize that if a low car is parked beside an SUV they move out slowly but they really have a hard time seeing. you must watch out for yourselves too. we do our best. please help us watch out for you too. my sympathy to the family.

  • jackieburke Feb 2, 2007

    My heart goes out to the family. I am a parent of a teen and I can't imagine the pain you are feeling right now. My prayers are with you.

  • raswph Feb 2, 2007

    I lost my son...in Sept. 2005...all I want to say is I hope his famiies finds answers and I pray for them to understand why......it's a long time coming.....but the why will be anwsered and I offer them to come to Compassionate Friends offered by Cape Fear Valley Hospital...the first Tuesday of every month...hard thing to go to......But always worth it....I will pray for you everyday....Justice will prevail in the eyes of the Lord....I promise.....Love you

  • tarheelblue919 Feb 2, 2007

    i want to say thank you to the people who drive with some sense. and to the ones who need to get back in the seat with the drivers ed teacher.....grow up. when are people going to learn that CARS KILL!!!! dear Lord people, pay attention, life is a precious thing!!

  • accordracer10x Feb 2, 2007

    R.I.P. Lil bro, love you. Will see you again soon.

  • BLA BLA BLA Feb 2, 2007

    Its not only parking lots and streets, its also highways and interstates
    where "some" drivers exceed the "POSTED" speedlimit by as much as 20mph.
    And the police,SHP are no where to be found. Even in the workzones, where speed exceeds 20mph over posted limit, they are not to be found. And they tell us to slowdown, why? theres no-one there to enforce it.

    It's tragic that this kid was hit and run, they need to charge the driver with Murder. Not involuntary Manslaughter, but murder, why?, he left the seen of a crime he/she commited without even stopping.

  • mramorak Feb 2, 2007

    i live in raleigh and i have stopped to let people cross in a store parking when some dumb___ tries to pass me, or trying to help an accident victim in the street and trying to slow traffic down a little oh no you could get killed by some of these self absorbed folks who only care about themselves,ok thankyou for letting me vent.

  • crash Feb 2, 2007

    I live in Fayetteville and people here drive like they are in the Indy 500 at times. They tail-gate like crazy or there's the people that talk on the phone and pay no attention what so ever to the road. People do not pay attention in parking lots, they drive through them like a street. It's very sad that this young man had to die like this. Even sadder that the person who hit him did not stop to try and render some kind of aide.