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Roommates die in Fayetteville crash

Posted July 22, 2012
Updated July 24, 2012

— Two roommates died Sunday in Fayetteville when their speeding car crashed into an oncoming car, Fayetteville police said.

According to investigators, Nickolas Hayden, 21, lost control of his 1998 Honda Civic while going west on Morganton Road and hit an eastbound 2011 Hyundai around 3:30 p.m.

Hayden and his passenger, Russell Zachary Snapp, 21, both of Fayetteville, died at the scene, police said.

Hayden, a native of Fayetteville, was a special forces soldier stationed at Fort Bragg. He was assigned to the Group Service Support Company, Group Support Batallion, 3rd Special Forces Group. He is survived by his brother and parents.

The Hyundai driver, Blaine Hull, 28, of Hope Mills, and his passenger, Stevie Rivenbark, 25, of Fayetteville, suffered serious injuries. They were in fair condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center early Monday.


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  • ngreen17 Jul 25, 2012

    i am sorry for the families who have lost the young men at such an early age my prayers are with you

  • jwood011 Jul 23, 2012

    The speed limit is 35 in that stretch of Morganton Rd but lots of dummies speed - was in a wreck at the same intersection back in the late 1970's when a speeder slammed into my car from behind - I was stopped making a left-hand turn before the turn lanes were added and he didn't even slow down.

  • halfpint1552 Jul 23, 2012

    21 and think they are invincible! Slow down!