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Fort Bragg soldier killed in hit-and-run

Posted December 10, 2012
Updated December 11, 2012

— Fort Bragg officials are investigating the death of an Army private killed this weekend in what appears to be a hit-and-run.

A spokesman for the military post said the 20-year-old soldier was walking along Bragg Boulevard around 1:40 a.m. Saturday when he was struck and killed near Guber Road.

Fayetteville police conducting a DWI checkpoint noticed damage to a 21-year-old woman's car and, after questioning her, contacted the Army Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Bragg.

The CID has not released any other information about the case, including the driver's name or whether she faces any charges in the death.


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  • mpnkosovo Dec 11, 2012

    In my comment I was not trying to diminish the fact that someone died. My point was that this is a partial story that there is more too. Yes sad he was killed and she should go to jail for a very long time but still I sit here waiting to hear those famous words "and know you know the rest of the story". There is more here and feels like yet again something is getting covered up.

  • lisa4 Dec 11, 2012

    I agree with you Lone Voice in the Wilderness!!! Maybe if this person who hit Mr. Powell had stopped he would still be alive today!! Prayers for his family & loved ones.

  • bdu4dals2 Dec 11, 2012

    Focus people, focus.....I agree with Lone Voice in that hit and run should be a HUGE felony with a REALLY LONG jail sentence to it. As it is, we lose a valuable member of society because of someone that could care less. Why care less, because she fled the scene, possibly he could have been saved if medical had been called. She hit him, ran away, and thats the story here, not where he was going or why.

  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Dec 11, 2012

    Let's keep in mind that the victim is Bradley Powell. He was walking and minding his own business. 1:40 am or 1:40 pm is irrelevant. The person who struck him with the vehicle is the one that should be the focus of attention; Powell is the victim in this story.

  • Desiderata Dec 11, 2012

    How did his family know he was walking to the grocery store? Are they here? and if so why did no one drive him. Who gets groceries at that hour of the morning in a town you do not know? I agree , something is not right with the story.Condolences anyway

  • mpnkosovo Dec 11, 2012

    something about this story makes no sense. First off there is no store with-in about three miles of that location, second there is only one store open at 1:40am and that is the shoppette and the gates on gruber are closed and locked so he can not get to it without walking around an extra 2 miles to get to it. There is a lot more to this one then what is being reported.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 10, 2012

    Well ain't that something, at a check point? I guess we'll hear more about this.