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Motorcyclist identified who died in Fayetteville crash

Posted January 15, 2020 10:44 p.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2020 4:32 p.m. EST


— A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a vehicle that happened Wednesday night in Fayetteville.

Police responded to the 1100 block of Hope Mills Road just before 8 p.m. after a motorcycle and a vehicle collided. The motorcyclist, Jonathan Haywood, 31, was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he died. The driver of the vehicle, Jose Lopez-Portillo, 19, was not injured.

Police said Haywood was driving a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle north on Hope Mills Road. Lopez-Portillo was traveling south when he turned left onto Redwood Drive and collided with Haywood's motorcycle at the intersection.

Anyone with additional information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1807 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.

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