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Teenagers killed in Fayetteville wreck

Posted April 25, 2010
Updated May 1, 2010

— Two 18-year-old men died in a two-vehicle wreck at Camden and Cumberland roads in Fayetteville Saturday afternoon, police said.

Kaleb Valliant, of Aberdeen, and Thadius Markle, of Raeford, were transported to local hospitals, but died of their injuries.

Valliant is listed as captain of the varsity soccer team at Hoke County High School on the school's sports Web site. Markle also attended the Raeford school.

Investigators said that Valliant was driving a 1995 Isuzu on Camden Road around 2:30 p.m. when he failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck by a 1996 Lincoln. Markle was a passenger in the front seat of Valliant's Isuzu.

The Isuzu flipped over, and at least one of the men was ejected from it.

Police have not filed charges in the wreck but continued to investigate.

Grief counselors will be available at Hoke County High School on Monday, a school official said.


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  • teacher-mom Apr 27, 2010

    What a shame. My sympathy to the families and loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. Hope the girl gets better. This is another tragedy.

  • Boot-the-DC-Tyrant Apr 26, 2010

    Hoke County High graduate here and this saddens me to see my brothers taken from us so soon. May God bless the families involved.

    Hoke County High - Succeed in spite of it, not because of it!

  • Da Toy Maker Apr 26, 2010

    Same here, My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these two young men.

    As parent of a 17 year old, it just breaks my heart to hear about things like this. I keep on telling my kid to please be careful, wear your seat belt all the time, Slow down, don't speed. I know he is tired of hearing me nagging him about it but it is not going to stop.

  • bbad238 Apr 26, 2010

    Isuzu Troopers are known death traps. Just a few years ago, Consumer Reports issued a rollover warning on the those. This is such a sad story, prayers are with all involved

  • wildcat Apr 26, 2010

    Not news realy. This happens all the time. It will stop when young people realize they are not too young to die. My condolences to the families and may God be with you all forever.

  • TANASIAS MOMMIE1 Apr 26, 2010

    my prayers go out to the families and friends...

  • Jack Flash Apr 26, 2010

    Terrible news. My prayers and condolences are with their families and other loved ones.

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  • tootie Apr 26, 2010

    VERY sad I'm sorry for all those involved prayers to the families. =-(

  • luvdolphin2 Apr 26, 2010

    Very saddening. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these two young men.