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Dunn man charged in fatal hit-and-run

Posted April 28, 2009 3:46 p.m. EDT
Updated April 28, 2009 11:03 p.m. EDT

— Police on Tuesday arrested a Dunn man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Raleigh on Sunday night.

Gavin Clifford Hawk, 28, of 713-A Peace St., was charged with felony hit-and-run in the death of Ian Kristopher Quick.

Police said Quick, 25, died when an SUV struck his mo-ped on eastbound Interstate 40 at Gorman Street in Raleigh.

Publicity about the search for a yellow Nissan Xterra with front-end damage led to a tip that resulted in Hawk's arrest, police said.

Hawk was taken to WakeMed Tuesday evening after he slit his wrist, a supervisor on duty at the Wake County Jail said. His condition was not released.

The Raleigh Times, where Quick worked, was closed for lunch Tuesday, as staff, family and friends gathered instead to remember him.

The restaurant held a fundraiser in Quick's honor Tuesday night.