Man charged with hitting cyclists in Cary

Christopher Moore (WTVD)

The Cary Police Department has charged a Morrisville man with hitting a group of cyclists Monday evening and leaving the scene.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. on High House Road. Police said a group of four cyclists were riding towards the intersection with NW Maynard Road near Bond Park when an SUV headed in the same direction ran over two of them.

In a 911 call released Tuesday, a caller reports: "Someone drove by in a car and hit them and drove off."

"They're both lying on the ground," the man continues.

A second caller told a 911 operator that he lives in a neighborhood nearby and a man had just driven into his cul-de-sac with a bicycle stuck in his windshield.

"He took off and then he hit a mailbox," the man reported.

Virginia Davis, 55, of Cary, and Laura "Lori" Cove, 48, of Raleigh were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The other two cyclists were not hurt.

Davis is listed in good condition. Cove is listed in critical condition.

Christopher Moore, 33, of Page Street, Morrisville, is charged with two counts of felony hit and run. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

A records search shows that Moore has been arrested 18 times since 2007 in Wake County. The charges include three DWI convictions, assault on a female, and breaking and entering.

Cove works for the Town of Cary in the Transportation and Facilities Department.

Lori Cove (image courtesy Town of Cary)

Police are looking for more witnesses. Anyone with information should call the Town of Cary Police at (919) 469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept CONFIDENTIAL at the caller's request.

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