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Police ID driver sought in fatal Fayetteville wreck

Posted April 28, 2011 11:01 a.m. EDT
Updated April 28, 2011 11:16 a.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday identified a suspect in a weekend wreck in Fayetteville that killed a Fort Bragg soldier.

Carson Morris, 35, was northbound on 71st School Road on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle on Saturday night when a southbound vehicle attempted to make a left turn on to Old Bunce Road in front of Morris, police said.

Morris, a staff sergeant assigned to the 7th Transportation Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg, died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot. Police identified him as Leonard McMurray, 31, and issued arrest warrants charging him with involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run, failure to yield right of way and driving with a revoked license.

McMurray wasn't in custody Thursday, and anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1911 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

He was described as black, 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.