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Man charged with hit and run after fatal accident near Lumberton

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – A 51-year-old man died in an accident Saturday night on SC-211 east of Lumberton, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Robert Melvin Bryant Jr. was killed after the vehicle he was driving at about 50 miles per hour was rear-ended by another vehicle driving about 80 miles per hour, according to Sgt. Daniel Hilburn with NCHP. Bryant Jr.’s vehicle went off the roadway to the right, overturned, and struck a tree.

The driver of the other vehicle, 38-year-old Dennis Wayne Jones, was arrested at his home later that night and charged with felony hit and run, driving while impaired, and failure to reduce speed to avoid colliding with another vehicle.

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