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Driver faces murder charge in fatal Fayetteville wreck

Posted March 23, 2012

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— Police charged a Fayetteville man Friday with second-degree murder in connection with a wreck last week that killed a woman.

Omar Deontate McEachern, 32, of North Forest Drive, also is charged with two counts of felony assault by motor vehicle and one count each of driving with a revoked license, seat belt violation and improper equipment.

McEachern lost control of his vehicle last Saturday morning on Country Club Drive near Commonwealth Avenue, police said, and the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and hit several trees.

Passengers Jessica Jones, 29, of Fayetteville, and Shawante Shaw, 23, of Raeford, were thrown from the vehicle, and Jones died.

Police said speed and alcohol were factors in the wreck.

McEachern was initially charged with driving while impaired, but police dropped that charge Friday as part of filing the murder charge against him.

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  • dwr1964 Mar 23, 2012

    First, you have to do something against the law to be charged. The lady pulled out and across 2 lanes in front of the trooper. I guess the only thing he is guilty of is not being perfect in the eyes of Journey985.... beachboater

    Wonderfully said.

  • beachboater Mar 23, 2012

    "So does this mean we will be seeing charges for the SHP officer that hit and killed that woman 2 weeks ago?" Journey985

    First, you have to do something against the law to be charged. The lady pulled out and across 2 lanes in front of the trooper. I guess the only thing he is guilty of is not being perfect in the eyes of Journey985

  • Journey985 Mar 23, 2012

    So does this mean we will be seeing charges for the SHP officer that hit and killed that woman 2 weeks ago?

  • NotAgain Mar 23, 2012

    otherwise your taxes will be enjoyed by your congressman

  • Lady Marksman Mar 23, 2012

    Just another selfish individual that my taxes will end up taking care of for the rest of his wasted life!

    Ms. Jones, unfortunately, has become just another statistic. She was an adult and made a bad decision to ride with a drunk driver.

    Condolences and a prayer for her family.