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Police: Fayetteville man charged in fatal Sunday car wreck

Posted February 28, 2016

Bruce Lee Guzman

— A 21-year-old driver was charged on Sunday after a single vehicle wreck in Fayetteville killed a passenger in his car, officials said.

Bruce Lee Guzman, of the 3400 block of Black Tower Court, Fayetteville, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and reckless driving with the willful disregard for the safety of others, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

Police said Anna Ha, 20, of Fayetteville, was killed when Guzman lost control of the Toyota Scion he was driving around 2 a.m. on Sunday on Strickland Bridge Road near Century Circle. The vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree, police said.

Guzman and a second passenger, 19-year-old Kihan Kim, of Fayetteville, were not seriously injured in the accident.


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  • Anna Bucciarelli Feb 29, 2016
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    No I didn't Google it....as a Paralegal I knew where to look on the NC Gen Statutes.

  • Mark Colyer Feb 28, 2016
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    OMG...I thought Bruce Lee was dead.

  • Mark Colyer Feb 28, 2016
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    ...U googled this didn't U?

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 28, 2016
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    I read this article this morning before the update, and the first thing I thought of was drunk driving. I agree that the charges should be felony man slaughter. He chose to drive, the victims deserve justice. Prayers for the families

  • Anna Bucciarelli Feb 28, 2016
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    I am confused as to why this is misdemeanor death by vehicle when he is also being charged with DWI, shouldn't this make it Felony Death by Vehicle???? According to NC Gen Statute 20-141.4 (a1) Felony Death By Vehicle - A person commits the offense of felony death by vehicle if:
    (1) The person unintentionally causes the death of another person.
    (2) The person was engaged in the offense of impaired driving under G.S. 20-138.1 or G.S. 20-138.2, and
    (3) The commission of the offense in subdivision (2) of this subsection is the proximate cause of the death.
    Sounds like felony to me. He drank and choose to drive felony. They really need to up the charges at the arraignment. I have seen personally someone get a slap of the wrist while taking a life.