Fayetteville woman dies after 4-vehicle chain reaction crash

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Fayetteville police are investigating a four-vehicle crash that killed a woman Wednesday.


Police responded to the crash at the intersection of Ramsey Street and Summerchase Drive around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Two people involved in the four-vehicle crash were pinned in and had to be extracted by Fayetteville firefighters, police said.

Freda Elkins Dent, 77, of the 6300 block of River Ridge Road in Fayetteville died after the crash, officials said.

Dent was driving a 2011 Toyota Camry that collided with a 2017 Honda Accord driven by 47-year-old Fayetteville woman, police said.

That crash caused a chain-reaction wreck that involved a GMC Pick-Up and a tractor-trailer, according to police.

The 47-year-old man who was driving the pickup truck was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and was transferred to UNC Chapel Hill where he remains in critical, yet stable, condition.

Outbound Ramsey Street was closed at the Interstate 295 intersection but later reopened.

Police are investigating and haven’t said whether any charges will be filed.

Anyone with information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1830 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 text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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