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No charges filed in traffic accident that killed Fuquay student

Posted December 13, 2010 3:32 p.m. EST
Updated December 13, 2010 3:55 p.m. EST

— No charges will be filed against a Fuquay-Varina High School teacher who hit and killed a student in front of the school last week, police said Monday.

Jorge Chavarria, 18, was walking to school Wednesday morning when teacher Robert Ken Lee, 51, of Raleigh, hit him with his car in the 100 block of North Broad Street, police said.

Chavarria, a junior at the school, died Thursday.

Lee is a career education and technical education teacher and works with economically disadvantaged students.

Investigators with the Fuquay-Varina Police Department interviewed witnesses and examined evidence in the case and decided not to charge Lee after consulting with Wake County prosecutors.