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Woman left with serious injuries after hit-and-run in Asheboro, driver arrested, troopers say

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A suspect has been arrested following a hit-and-run in Asheboro last week that left a woman with severe injuries, according to a State Highway Patrol news release.

At 5:45 p.m. on March 13, troopers responded to the report of a crash on US 64 near Westbury Drive in Randolph County.

A 38-year-old Asheboro woman was going east on US 64 in a 2016 Toyota car.

(NC State Highway Patrol)
(NC State Highway Patrol)

A black 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV, also going east, passed her unlawfully in a turning lane, trooper say.

The Toyota went off the road to the right and then hit an embankment and a tree.

The SUV drove away from the scene, and the Asheboro woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Silvano Perez Mejia, 53, of Asheboro, was arrested and charged with:

  • felony hit-and-run involving serious injury
  • reckless driving
  • improper passing
  • no operator’s license

He was given a $25,000 bond.

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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