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By Erin Smith

A Robeson County Sheriff’s Deputy who was struck by a pick up truck early Friday morning was reported to have suffered a concussion and no broken bones on Friday afternoon.

An update issued by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office indicated that Detective Matt Lassiter remains hospitalized in Florence, SC on Friday afternoon.

Detective Lassiter was redirecting traffic at 12:05 am on Friday, March 29, 2019, when he was struck by a pick up truck. Detective Lassiter was diverting traffic from I-95 South at Exit 33; over the bridge onto 301 north of St. Paul’s. Construction crews were working on a bridge on I-95 which resulted in the traffic to be rerouted.

Lawrence Adair II of Hope Mills was driving a 2017 Ford Truck while traveling towards Parkton when he struck Detective Lassiter. Adair was charged with failure to reduce speed by N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremy Miles.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins asks everyone to keep the officers that witnessed the incident along with those that treated Detective Lassiter at the scene in their prayers.

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