Vehicle strikes, kills person in wheelchair on Fayetteville road

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A person in a motorized wheelchair was killed Friday afternoon after being struck by a car.

It happened just after 1:30 p.m. on N. Eastern Boulevard, right in front of a Burger King.

Fayetteville Police said the victim was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in critical condition, where the victim died.

A person in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed Friday in Fayetteville.

The victim has been identified as Joseph Timothy Newman, 67, of Fayetteville.

The driver was James Russell Locamy, of Angier.

The 300 block of N Eastern Boulevard was closed to traffic in the northbound lanes as police investigated. The road has since reopened.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the 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 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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