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Update to Traffic Fatality

Post Date:11/18/2019 9:36 AM

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Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE         

Media Contact: Officer J. Strickland, Public Information Officer

Date: November 17, 2019     

Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1500 ext. 2888      

OCA: 2019-030310

Update to Traffic Fatality

(Fayetteville, NC) – Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit have identified both drivers involved in the fatal vehicle crash which occurred on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the intersection of Owen Drive and Camden Road.

The driver of the vehicle which was traveling Southwest on Camden Road has been identified as Walter Lindsay (B/M, 55 years of age) of Fayetteville. Lindsay was operating a 2005 Dodge Magnum at the time of the crash. Lindsay was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the vehicle which was traveling East on Owen Drive has been identified as Crystal Jefferys (B/F, 30 years of age) of Fayetteville. Jefferys was operating a 2013 Ford Escape at the time of the crash. Jefferys was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

The Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit continues to actively investigate the crash and the moments leading up to the crash.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Update to Traffic Fatality / Road Closure

(Fayetteville, NC) – All lanes of Owen Drive and Camden Road have been reopened to traffic.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Traffic Fatality / Road Closure

(Fayetteville, NC) – On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at approximately 7:40 am, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Owen Drive and Camden Road

The preliminary investigation a vehicle was traveling Southwest on Camden Road and another vehicle was traveling East on Owen Drive. Both vehicles collided in the intersection.

The driver of one of the vehicles was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical center where he succumbed to his injuries. The other driver was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

The identity of both drivers is currently being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit are currently on scene conducting the investigation.

All lanes of East bound Owen Drive are closed to traffic at Camden Rd.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1807 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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