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Woman charged in Fayetteville crash that killed 77-year-old

Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department's Traffic Unit have charged a driver in connection with a fatal crash that occurred in June.

On Friday, authorities charged 47-year-old Charisse Yvette Tate-Sparks with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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On June 7, Tate-Sparks was traveling along Ramset Street when she collided with a Toyota Camry which caused a chain reaction crash involving a truck and tractor-trailer, police said.

The driver of the Camry, 77-year-old Freda Elkins Dent was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where she later died.

Officials said the other drivers involved are OK.

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