1 dead, 1 injured after SUV slams into tree in Fayetteville

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — One man is dead and another was injured in a crash that occurred Tuesday night in Fayetteville, police said.

Officers responded to a call regarding a single-vehicle crash just before 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of Purdue Drive. A preliminary investigation has revealed that a 1998 Ford Explorer was heading south on Purdue Drive when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Tony McKeithan, 22, of Fayetteville, was pronounced dead at the scene. His 20-year-old passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment, police said.


The crash is still under investigation.

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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