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Man in wheelchair killed in Fayetteville crash

Posted June 6, 2011 4:07 p.m. EDT
Updated June 6, 2011 6:25 p.m. EDT

— A man in a motorized wheelchair was killed Monday afternoon while trying to cross Owen Drive, Fayetteville police said.

Jimmy Lee Green, 69, was trying to cross Owen Drive at Boone Trail at about 2:10 p.m. when a 2006 Mercury sedan driven by Teresa Armour, of Libeth Place in Fayetteville, hit the wheelchair, police said. The impact sent Green into the middle lane and threw his chair about 75 yards.

Southbound lanes of Owen Drive were closed for about an hour while police investigated the case.

The incident remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed, police said.

Witnesses told police that Green had a history of problematic street crossings in the area. One witness told police that he confronted Green several days ago telling him that it was very dangerous for him to be crossing so many lanes of traffic.