Prosecutor: Cyclist hit in Cary on life support

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Cary cyclist on life support after hit-and-run
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Prosecutor Meredith Parris said one of the cyclists in a Cary hit-and-run is on life support

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Prosecutors said Wednesday one of the cyclists hit in Cary on Monday evening is on life support and is not expected to survive.

Christopher Moore, 33, of Page Street in Morrisville, is charged with hitting a group of cyclists and leaving the scene. He had his first court appearance Wednesday.

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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.

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 was listed in fair condition as of Wednesday morning, and Cove was listed in critical condition, according to WakeMed.

Prosecutor Meredith Parris did not specify which victim was on life support.

Moore 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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