Pedestrian hit, killed in Fayetteville


It happened around 10:40 p.m. on S. Eastern Boulevard near Person Street.

Authorities said the driver of a 2008 Dodge Nitro, 21-year-old Naja Hamilton, was driving down S. Eastern Boulevard just as a pedestrian attempted to cross the street.

As Hamilton merged into a left turning lane, she struck the pedestrian. Fifty-year-old Wayne Joseph Smith was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was declared dead.

Hamilton was not injured. No charges have been filed at this time.

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