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Last victim of Fayetteville crash that killed five identified as Garner teen

Posted July 6, 2016

Five people were killed and at least two others were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Fayetteville on June 29, 2016.

— Police on Wednesday identified the final victim of a three-car crash in Fayetteville a week ago that killed five people.

Cassandra Bravo, 15, of Garner, was a front-seat passenger in a Mustang that, police said, went out of control while speeding eastbound on Cliffdale Road, spun sideways and crossed the center line. The Mustang slammed into a westbound Kia Soul near the intersection of Lynhurst Drive, went airborne, hit a Ford Crown Victoria on the driver's side and overturned.

The driver of the Kia, Shannah Lee Botts, 33, of Fayetteville, and three other passengers in the Mustang were killed. Those three were identified as Latisha Allen, 33, of Fayetteville, Antonio Dewan Allen, 24, of Fayetteville, and Kassandra Nicole Taylor Jones, 17, of Falcon.

Police charged the driver of the Mustang, Terek Rashad Johnson, 22, of Cain Road in Fayetteville, with five counts of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of felony serious injury by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger the public, driving left of center and having unsafe tires.

Johnson and another Mustang passenger, Lesly Williams, 22, of Autryville, were injured in the crash. Their conditions weren't known Wednesday.

The driver of the Crown Victoria, Dadrian Rashad Thomas, 29, was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and released.


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