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Motorcyclist killed in wreck in Fayetteville

Posted April 22
Updated April 23

— Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle crash along the 5000 block of Yadkin Road around 5:15 Saturday.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda sedan was traveling West on Yadkin Road, when driver of the sedan began making a left turn in to a parking lot and was then hit by a motorcycle traveling East on Yadkin Road.

The motorcycle driver, Jeremiah Holmes, 24,of the 4100 block of Collins Street, Fort Bragg, died from his injures. Holmes was operating a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle.

The driver of the 2008 Honda sedan has been identified as Joseph Brown, 51, of the 600 block of Miller Avenue. The 2008 Honda had two passengers, a 14-year-old female and a 15-year-old female. The occupants in the sedan sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 910-433-1830 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • Norman Lewis Apr 23, 8:36 a.m.
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    I'll bet as in almost all cases of this type, the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic (motorcycle), and turned just in front of the rider. If the driver was turning left, he had a duty to yield to traffic going straight unless there was a traffic light or stop sign for the other direction, the article does not specify.