Child in critical condition, 2 adults injured following Fayetteville crash

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A child was critically injured in a crash Tuesday night in Fayetteville, police said.

Officers responded to a reported crash just before 11:20 p.m. at the intersection of Raeford Road and Strickland Bridge Road. According to police, Jasmine Harrell, 18, of Raeford, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt and Christopher Crowder, 37, of Fayetteville was driving a 2014 Nissan Sentra with a 3-year-old girl in the vehicle when the cars crashed.

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A preliminary investigation has revealed that Harrell was heading west on Raeford Road while Crowder was traveling north on Strickland Bridge Road. Both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time and collided, police said.

Harrell and Crowder were transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in fair condition. The 3-year-old girl was taken to CFVMC in critical condition but has since been transferred to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill where she remains in critical condition, according to authorities.

Raeford Road was closed in both directions between Bunce Road and Seventy-First School Road for a few hours following the crash. The road reopened around 3 a.m.

Police said the crash, as well as the events leading up to it, remain under investigation.

There’s no word yet on any charges in the crash.

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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