Man walking home after McDonald's shift hit, killed by driver who left scene in Fayetteville

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
Driver charged in deadly hit-and-run in Fayetteville
Fayetteville police, Cumberland County sheriff said the driver kept going after he hit and killed a man crossing a road.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man who was walking home after completing his shift at a Fayetteville McDonald's is dead and a driver is charged in his death after hitting him and leaving him to die in the road.

A driver was arrested Wednesday night after a deadly crash and police chase in Cumberland County.

Fayetteville police say a Cumberland County deputy patrolling on Murchison Road saw a driver speeding on Murchison Road. That deputy tried to stop the driver and was flagged down and notified of a pedestrian who had been hit and was lying injured on the road at the intersection of Murchison and Pamalee Drive.

The deputy stopped to render first aid to the man who was hit by the driver and notified other law enforcement of the hit-and-run. Another deputy tried to stop the driver but he led them on a chase.

Police said the driver struck another car at Langdon and Ramsey Street intersection. He finally stopped in the 2300 Block of Ramsey Street where he was taken into custody.

Fayetteville police identified the man who was hit and killed as 25-year-old Tyrone Thomas Jr. of Fayetteville. McDonald's confirmed to ABC11 that Thomas was an employee who had just finished his shift. A close friend and coworker said he was on his way home when he driver hit and killed him.

Police say 22-year-old Logen Harvey, of Parkton, NC is the driver who hit Thomas and sped away from the scene.

Harvey is facing charges of:

  • Felony death by motor vehicle
  • Felony hit-and-run involving a death
  • Driving while impaired

He was booked into the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is urged to contact Officer C. Biggerstaff at (910) 751-1382 or submit anonymous tips through Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crime Stoppers by calling (910) 483-8477.