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Driver in Fatal Wal-Mart Accident Has History of Epilepsy

Posted December 5, 2007 11:21 a.m. EST
Updated December 5, 2007 2:25 p.m. EST

— A woman whose car fatally struck a couple at a Wal-Mart parking lot has a history of epilepsy, Fayetteville police said Wednesday.

Richard A. Myers, 63, and his wife, Christine "Gail" Myers, 59, of Prince Charles Drive, were leaving the Tire & Lube Express area at the back of the store shortly before noon Monday when they were struck and killed by a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 48-year-old Lynn Bremer.

Police said they believe Bremer experienced a medical problem that caused her to lose control of the car. Investigators said they haven't determined if her history with epilepsy was a contributing factor in the wreck, so the case remains under investigation.

The Myerses had gone to Wal-Mart to buy a new battery for their minivan, Gail Myers' sisters said.

Bremer suffered minor injuries. She has since been released from the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

No charges have been filed yet in the accident.