Traffic

Man, 40, hit, killed while crossing Fayetteville street

Posted May 22

Pedestrian struck

— A pedestrian was killed Monday in a collision in Fayetteville.

Around 5:30 a.m., officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to an incident on Owen Drive at Boone Trail.

An investigation revealed that 40-year-old Anthony Patrick Piers was walking on Owen Drive when he was struck by a 2011 Buick Lacrosse making a left turn from Boone Trail to turn onto Owen Drive.

Piers was transported to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died as a result of their injuries. Victorie Sutton White, 70, the driver of the Buick, was also transported to the hospital but with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department 910-433-1830 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

The southbound lanes of Owen Drive were closed for about two hours.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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