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No charges filed in fatal Fayetteville wreck

Posted July 27, 2009 2:05 p.m. EDT
Updated July 27, 2009 3:47 p.m. EDT

— Police said Monday they won't charge the driver of a car that struck and killed a soldier on Sycamore Dairy Road early Saturday.

Officers found Mario Trejo-Castro, 21, lying in the road near the intersection with Bragg Boulevard, and he died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Kassie Carter, 18, of Wade, was driving the 2009 Honda that hit Trejo-Castro, police said. She wasn't injured in the wreck.

Investigators said Trejo-Castro, a member of the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Bragg, was involved in a fight in the parking lot of a nearby McDonald's, and the fight spilled out into the street. He was knocked to the ground in front of Carter's car, and she hit him before he could get to his feet and get out of the way, police said.

Police said they want to speak to the man fighting with Trejo-Castro to get his version of the events leading up to the accident. He was described as a heavyset Hispanic man riding in a red pickup truck. No criminal charges are being sought against the man, police said.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department's Traffic Unit at 910-433-1036.