Police: Bragg soldiers were street racing before crash
Posted March 18, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — Two Fort Bragg soldiers who died in a car crash last week on Yadkin Road in Fayetteville were street racing with another vehicle, police said Monday.
Nathan-el Freeman, 21, has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of death by motor vehicle in connection with the collision that killed soldiers Michael Hickey and Amber Bostian.
Police said Freeman and Hickey were street racing on Yadkin Road about 9:35 p.m. Thursday when Hickey lost control of his Pontiac GTO and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting a Volkswagen Jetta.
Bostian, 26, died at the scene. Hickey was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.
The occupants of the Jetta – Markita Parks, 26, and Rashaad Mitchell, 24, both of Fayetteville – were also treated for injuries.
Police said Freeman turned himself in at the police department and was charged.