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Traffic Crash / Road Closure

Post Date:01/02/2020 12:39 PM

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Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE       

Media Contact: Officer J. Strickland, Public Information Officer

Date: January 2, 2020            

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

OCA: 2020: 000068

Traffic Crash / Road Closure

(Fayetteville, NC) – On Thursday, January 2, 2020, at approximately 5:22 am, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian along Raeford Road near 71st School Road.

Upon the arrival of officers and medical personnel, the pedestrian was prounounced deceased.

East bound Raeford Road is currently closed between 71st School Road and Strickland Bridge Road as the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit is on scene conducting the investigation.

The identities of those involved are currently being withheld until immediate family members can be notified.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and seek an alternate route until the roadway can be reopened. Motorists traveling East on Raeford Road will utilize Graham Road to Strickland Bridge Road.

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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