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Woman, 71, charged in fatal Fayetteville crash that killed Ft. Bragg soldier

Posted June 7, 2018 10:40 p.m. EDT
Updated June 8, 2018 5:46 p.m. EDT

— Police said Friday that a Fayetteville woman has been charged in connection with a fatal crash between a motorcycle and her car, a collision that occurred as the woman was attempting to make a left turn, police said.

The accident occurred about 8:45 p.m. Thursday night at the intersection of Cliffdale and Pritchett roads, police said in a written statement.

Isaiah Flowers, 20, of Topeka, Kansas, died at the scene, according to police. He was stationed at Fort Bragg and a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was in the Artillery Unit at the base.

Investigators said Julia Clay, 71, of Fayetteville, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with the crash.

Police said Clay's Toyota was traveling west and a motorcycle was traveling east along Cliffdale Road when the crash occurred.

Clay was making a left turn from Cliffdale Road onto Pritchett Road when the motorcycle collided with the car.

Clay was treated at the scene and released.

The accident resulted in the closure of Cliffdale Road for several hours while police investigated the crash and worked to clean up the debris. The motorcycle was virtually destroyed and the Toyota was heavily damaged following the accident.

Anyone with information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 910-433-1807 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.