Public Notices

Traffic Fatality / Road Closure

Post Date:08/13/2019 2:55 PM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE          

Media Contact: Sgt. S. Strepay, Public Information Officer

Date: August 13, 2019                

Media Inquiries:: (910) 433-1487

Traffic Fatality / Road Closure

(Fayetteville, NC) – On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at approximately 1:41 pm, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a vehicle crash along Highway 87 (Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway) between Gillespie Street and Robeson Street.

The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle ran off the roadway and down a ravine. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene.

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

The identity of driver is currently being withheld until immediate family members can be notified.

Highway 87 towards Ramsey Street is currently closed between Gillespie Street and Robeson Street. Motorists are encouraged to take the Eastern Blvd. exit as an alternate route. The roadway is expected to be closed throughout the evening commute.

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 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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