ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — A deputy from Robeson County was hit by a truck while directing traffic overnight, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Stephen Matthew Lassiter, a 31-year-old detective from Lumberton, suffered severe head trauma and other injuries. He was air lifted to a hospital in South Carolina.
At about 12:05 a.m. Friday, Lassiter was working a traffic division assignment.
He was among several deputies directing traffic off Interstate 95 South at Exit 33 and across the bridge onto U.S. 301.
A 2017 Ford truck driving toward Parkton hit the detective.
Lawrence Adair II, of Hope Mills, was charged with failing to reduce speed.
The investigation is ongoing.