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Teenage pedestrian dies after being hit by state trooper in Fayetteville

Posted October 27, 2014 9:36 p.m. EDT
Updated October 28, 2014 10:37 a.m. EDT

— A 17-year-old from Cumberland County died Monday night after being hit by a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper's vehicle on the All-American Freeway at Cliffdale Road, officials said.

According to investigators, Christopher Mason McCray, of Stedman, was hit at about 7:45 p.m. by a cruiser being driven by Trooper B.J. Holder. Troopers said McCray ran into the roadway.

McCray died at the scene, investigators said. It was unclear why McCray ran into the roadway.

Holder, an 8-year veteran assigned to the Troop B District 8 office in Lillington, was not harmed in the wreck. Investigators said he was driving to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to complete an earlier wreck investigation that happened in Harnett County.

The All-American Freeway was closed down for several hours following the incident.