NC Wanted: Authorities search for clues in deadly hit-and-run near Fayetteville
Posted August 12, 2014
Updated May 23, 2015
Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville authorities are seeking the public's help in finding the driver responsible for a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in August in Cumberland County.
The crash happened on Cumberland Road, near Boone Trial, outside Fayetteville. Troopers said an eastbound driver struck Ronald Reed Jr., 31, of Parkton, who died.
Investigators searched the area but found no witnesses or a vehicle. The crash happened near the Cumberland Road Fire Department, and investigators are reviewing security video from the fire department. They also found a small piece of chrome trim at the scene.
Stephanie Kinlaw said she heard something outside her house on Cumberland Road and went to investigate.
"I could see there was a body laying in the intersection with a blanket over it," she said. "Then I knew it happened right out in front of my house. It was pretty scary because we walk across this street a lot."
Reed was hit in front of Faymont Baptist Church, where the Rev. Chris Evans said road safety improvements are needed.
"There needs to be something done, whether there's sidewalks put in, some crossing areas, some of the little traffic signals they use for pedestrians - stuff like that," he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayetteville office of the State Highway Patrol at 910-486-1334.