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Out-of-Control Car Kills Couple in Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Posted December 3, 2007 1:25 p.m. EST
Updated December 3, 2007 8:13 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville couple was killed Monday when they were struck by a car that went out of control in a shopping center parking lot, police said.

The incident occurred at about 11:40 a.m. outside the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 4601 Ramsey St., police said.

Richard A. Myers, 63, and his wife, Christine Myers, 59, of 235 Prince Charles Drive, were leaving the Tire & Lube Express area at the back of the store when they were struck by a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Lynn Bremer, 48, of 1100 Clarendon St. Apt. 610, police said.

"We believe the driver had some type of medical condition, a seizure or something of that nature," said Lt. Lars Paul, of the Fayetteville Police Department.

The Mercury careered down an alley outside the garden center at an estimated 60 mph and clipped a "Do Not Enter" traffic sign, knocking off the car's side mirror, before hitting the Myerses and slamming into their minivan, police said.

The Myerses were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

Bremer also was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. There was no word on her condition Monday.

Few people witnessed the accident, so police plan to review tapes from Wal-Mart's security cameras, which were mounted on the store roof above the Tire & Lube Express, in hopes of determining exactly what happened.

No charges have been filed, police said.