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One killed in two-car crash in Fayetteville

Posted October 31, 2017 2:22 p.m. EDT
Updated November 1, 2017 12:18 p.m. EDT

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— Authorities have identified the driver killed in a two-car crash on Morganton Road on Tuesday afternoon, according to Fayetteville police.

Ricky Armwood, 58, of Fleet Cooper Road in Roseboro, was operating United States Postal Delivery Truck when his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2015 Dodge Journey.

Authorities have charged Deborah Wright, 58, of the 1200 block of Chilton Drive in Fayetteville, with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and are continuing to investigate this fatal collision. Wright is the wife of Fayetteville City Councilman Larry Wright, officials said.

Officers responded to the wreck, near St. Mary's Parkway, at about 12:25 p.m.

Armwood was pronounced dead on scene. Wright was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and was listed in fair condition, authorities said.

Morganton Road was closed between McPherson Church Road and Cliffdale Road. Motorists were encouraged to utilize McPherson Church Road and Cliffdale Road to get to areas affected by the crash until the roadway can be reopened.

Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department's Traffic Unit are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 910-433-1807.