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Pope airman killed in Fayetteville wreck

Posted September 2, 2009 5:42 p.m. EDT

— One of the victims of a fatal crash Friday was an airman stationed at Pope Air Force Base, a spokesman said.

Airman First Class Jeremy Scott Melvin, 21, of Fayetteville, was an airfield management operations coordinator with the 43rd Operations Support Squadron.

Melvin and an unidentified person were killed when their car, traveling at 85 mph northbound on Cedar Creek Road, ran off the side of the road, hit a retaining wall and burst into flames, authorities said.

Both people were badly burned, delaying their identification.