Fayetteville police identify pedestrian killed

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Fayetteville police

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Charges have been filed against a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian walking along a Fayetteville roadway late Tuesday night.

It happened just after 10:30 p.m., at Cliffdale Road near the intersection of Mill Cove Drive.

Authorities said the man died as a result of his injuries after being hit by a 1999 Ford Explorer driven by 23-year-old Latrice Jones.

On Wednesday, officials identified the victim as Brian Howard, 32, of the 900 block of Crescent Commons Way.

Jones has been charged with driving while license revoked.

Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department's Traffic Unit are investigating the fatality.

All lanes of Cliffdale Road between Brandermill Road and Mt. Gilead Drive were closed as authorities cleared the scene.

Anyone with information concerning the fatal crash is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department's Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1830 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted online by completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).