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Violent crash kills two civilians at Fort Bragg

Posted July 16, 2014

— Two civilians were killed Tuesday in a three-vehicle crash on Fort Bragg, post officials said Wednesday.

The crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Vass Road, near Gravel Pit Road.

Officials said Debro F. Snow, 28, of Fayetteville, was driving westbound on Vass Road when he tried to pass and hit an eastbound vehicle head-on. The two vehicles were then struck by a tractor-trailer, and the impact split the passenger vehicles in half, authorities said.

Snow was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle he struck, David McMillan, 84, of Fayetteville, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died.

The truck driver was unhurt.

Vass Road, also known as Lobelia Road and N.C. Highway 690, passes through part of Fort Bragg’s Northern Training Area.


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  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 16, 2014

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    And they so often do it just to get one car length ahead of another that is often doing the posted speed limit anyway.


    The cops really need to start enforcing speed limits, at least on major highways, but when you see the deterioration of common sense in humans nowadays, there'd never be enough cops to go around.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 16, 2014

    Wow, while trying to pass. I see that so often out here on Highway 210, and it scares me to death the terrible risks people take, often to get just one lousy car length ahead of another. And so often they'll do it coming into a town, when the speed limit is about to reduce anyway. smh

    Prayers for the loved ones of both deceased, one very foolish and one just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Lightfoot3 Jul 16, 2014

    It's bad enough that the bad driver Darwinized himself, but it's sad that he took an innocent driver with him. It's absolutely amazing and crazy what people will do.

  • MudLife Jul 16, 2014

    An accident that could've easily been prevented because of impatience. So very sad. Prayers to the families.

  • j0hnbane Jul 16, 2014

    I drive this portion of road everyday. This morning, when I passed the tire marks from the semi, the collision happened in a no passing portion of the road. The passing area was easily 50-60 yards around the corner up the road. The other way had no passing whatsoever. Its unfortunate if impatience was the cause of him passing in a no pass zone.

  • landonsgrampa Jul 16, 2014

    Prayers go out to the families and friends of the fine people. May God be with you.

  • heard-it-all-before Jul 16, 2014

    just like that, gone. could happen to any of us today... crazy. condolences to the families.

  • downtowner Jul 16, 2014

    This is what plays in my head everytime I think about passing someone or get passed by someone on a 2 lane road.