1 dead after car runs off Fayetteville road into ravine

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- One person is dead after a car ran off Highway 87 and into a ravine Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said it happened just after 1:30 p.m. along Highway 87 (Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway) between Gillespie Street and Robeson Street when a car ran off the roadway into the ravine.

Police said the driver was pronounced dead the scene.

The identity of driver is being withheld until immediate family members can be notified by police.

Highway 87 reopened shortly before 7 p.m., police said.

Anyone with information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department's Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1807 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE "P3 Tips" app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.
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