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Man killed, driver charged in motorcycle crash involving SUV in Fayetteville

Posted July 16

Man killed in motorcycle crash involving SUV in Fayetteville

— A man was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash involving an SUV, according to officials with the Fayetteville Police Department.

Around 11:15 a.m., officials responded to the crash on Cedar Creek Road at the Locks Creek Road intersection.

Officials said the motorcycle was traveling inbound on Cedar Creek Road towards Clinton Road when a small silver SUV turned into its path. The driver of the SUV, identified as Ronnie Richardson, was traveling outbound on Cedar Creek Road and was turning left onto Locks Creek Road.

Man killed in motorcycle crash involving SUV in Fayetteville

The motorcyclist, identified as Daniel Abner, 60, of the 5000 block of Berry Tree Lane in Stedman, was immediately transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries sustained during the crash.

Richardson, 36, of the 3300 block of Harbour Point Place in Fayetteville was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and a safe movement violation.

Cedar Creek Road is currently closed between L.A. Dunham Road and Fields Road while emergency personnel remain at the scene. The road is expected to be reopen by 3 p.m.


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  • Sean Creasy Jul 17, 1:43 p.m.
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    Let's see....SUV turned left in front of motorcycle... Motorcycle hits SUV... Motorcyclist dies.. Sounds like it should be involuntary manslaughter to me.. But with the driver just getting a misdemeanor and a moving violation instead it will end up being a smack on the hand and a stern "don't do that again" instead.. Great punishment for killing someone don't you think?

  • Steven Brown Jul 17, 8:14 a.m.
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    [quote=16823037]Being that you were obviously there since you know so much much about what happened how about filling in any missing pieces left out of the story?

  • Norman Lewis Jul 16, 5:31 p.m.
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    Unfortunately this sounds like the all too common failure to yield by the SUV (car driver). Turned in front of an oncoming motorcyclist. No doubt they will say "didn't see him", instead of being truthful and saying didn't bother to look or didn't put my phone down long enough to be safe or didn't stop completely before turning. Will be thinking of the motorcyclist and hoping the SUV driver gets time in jail. This sort of thing should be Manslaughter not some minor traffic violation.