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Man Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run In Cumberland County

Posted October 21, 2004 11:13 a.m. EDT

— Police have charged a man they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run wreck earlier this week.

John Putchaconis Jr. was charged with felony hit-and-run, misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to decrease speed.

The wreck happened Tuesday, killing Raymond McMillan,(comma) who was riding his bike along N.C. 53 east near Cedar Creek Road in Cumberland County.

This was the second time McMillian was hit while riding his bike along the road. He suffered injuries in an earlier crash on Sept. 30.