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Wreck victim ID'd as FSU student

Posted December 13, 2008 7:02 a.m. EST

— Police have identified the man who died in a weather-related wreck Thursday afternoon as a former Fayetteville State University football player.

A black Monte Carlo driven by Dwight Geron Harper Jr., 22, of Maysville, hydroplaned in the 1700 block of Pamalee Drive, police said. The Monte Carlo crossed the center line and struck a Jeep.

Harper died from his injuries, police said. The driver of the Jeep sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Harper played as a defensive linemen for the Broncos, completing his eligibility in 2007, according to FSU sports' Web site. He was completing his degree this year.