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Fayetteville woman dies in wreck; driver charged with DWI

Posted March 17, 2012 9:47 a.m. EDT

Traffic Accident (generic)

— A 29-year-old Fayetteville woman died Saturday morning after the car she was riding in wrecked at the intersection of Pamalee Drive and Commonwealth Avenue, authorities said. 

The wreck happened around 2:20 a.m. when Omar McEachern, 32, lost control of his 2010 Dodge, ran off the right side of the road and hit several trees. Authorities say speed and alcohol were a factor in the wreck. 

Jessica Jones and another passenger, 23-year-old Shawante Shaw, were ejected from the vehicle. Jones died as a result of her injuries. 

McEachern, of the 300 block of N. Forest Drive, has been arrested and charged with DWI and driving with a revoked license. 

No other information was released, but the Fayetteveille Police Department's traffic unit is investigating the incident.