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Pedestrian killed in Red Springs hit-and-run

Posted September 13, 2012

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— A woman was killed Thursday afternoon when police say a driver hit her, fled the scene and crashed into a nearby storefront in Red Springs.

Maggie Haynes, 39, was killed.

Gregory Sanchez, 52, was charged with driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, hit and run, felony death by motor vehicle and damage to real property. He was being held Thursday at the Robeson County jail under a $21,500 bond.

Sanchez's license was revoked due to previous DWI convictions, according to Red Springs Police Chief Ron Patterson.

Patterson said Haynes was walking on W. 4th Ave. when Sanchez, who was driving east, struck her and kept going. She died at the scene.

Less than a quarter mile away, Sanchez crashed into a Goody's clothing store. No one inside the store was injured.

He is due in court at 9 a.m. Friday.

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  • Obamacare again Sep 14, 2012

    chattycat feels he should have received the death penalty upon his first conviction.

  • Ol Forrester Sep 14, 2012

    Darn it, a lady is dead. This man's bond needs to be set much higher so he doesn't skip over the border to Canada.

  • Obamacare again Sep 14, 2012

    "yes, there are a lot more drunk drivers on the road, but are they all so sorry of a person that they won't stop and help someone they just ran over? this is a sorry state of affairs for our proud state. makes me almost sick to my stomach"
    clayrock84

    Yep, that's why they choose to live their lives under the influence.

  • halfpint1552 Sep 14, 2012

    chattycat, How is this the system's fault? he had a DWI, he was charged with a DWI. The "system" can't have complete control of the person to keep them from driving again.

  • clayrock84 Sep 14, 2012

    yes, there are a lot more drunk drivers on the road, but are they all so sorry of a person that they won't stop and help someone they just ran over? this is a sorry state of affairs for our proud state. makes me almost sick to my stomach

  • Obamacare again Sep 14, 2012

    "I've been reading the news here on this site for many years, but it seems like lately there is a pedestrian hit and either killed or seriously hurt in the news everyday, and mostly thEy are HIT AND RUN. And this is just local news, or in the central part of our state. What in the world is going on?"

    Too many drunk drivers on the road who don't want to stop and be arrested for DUI.

  • clayrock84 Sep 14, 2012

    I've been reading the news here on this site for many years, but it seems like lately there is a pedestrian hit and either killed or seriously hurt in the news everyday, and mostly thEy are HIT AND RUN. And this is just local news, or in the central part of our state. What in the world is going on? In the past years, one would hear of this sort of thing only once in a while, but now it's daily. Why are there so many hit and runs these days? I don't think I could drive away from someone I had just run over. How can people do this? Is our little part of the world the only place like this or is it happening all over? I'd like to see a report on this subject and why the increase in hit and run incidents.

  • Sherlock Sep 14, 2012

    That is a normal bail amount in Robeson County. WRAL did not leave anything off... And that bond is pretty high for there.

  • apennyforyourthoughts Sep 14, 2012

    I'm with LocalYokel. The bond amount has to be a typo. They need to add two more digits to that amount!

  • Pinton0324 Sep 14, 2012

    The victim's age is incorrect, she was 79 years old and she walked daily for exercise.

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