RED SPRINGS — A Maxton man is in jail following a hit-and-run accident Thursday that killed a 79-year-old Red Springs woman.
Gregory Sanchez, 62, of Maxton, is facing a fourth DWI charge and was driving with his license permanently revoked, according to Police Chief Ronnie Patterson.
Patterson said Maggie Jane Haynes was killed immediately when she was struck from behind as she walked beside West Fourth Street at about 4:50 p.m. Sanchez continued driving his Mercury sedan about a quarter of a mile before crashing into Goody’s Department Store on South Main Street, according to Patterson.
Patterson said Sanchez was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and then taken to the county jail. He was alone in the vehicle.
Patterson said Sanchez has been charged with a hit-and-run involving a death, death by motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, driving with a license revoked, careless and reckless driving and damage to real property. Sanchez, whose bond was set at $21,500, was scheduled for his first court appearance today.
Patterson said Sanchez has three previous DWIs.