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Drunk Driver Kills Paratrooper in Fayetteville, North Carolina

March 13, 2019

Woman Charged with Driving Under the Influence Following Motorcycle Accident, Killing a Paratrooper

Fayetteville, N.C. – according to a news report from, a woman is in custody after killing a paratrooper on his motorcycle.*

The twenty four year old woman faces criminal charges of DUI related to the fatal accident.  The accident occurred on Yadkin Road close to the Horseshoe Road intersection at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday.  

The Fayetteville Police Department has identified the motorcyclist as a twenty two year old paratrooper from Fort Bragg.  The decedent was part of the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Division.

"[The decedent] dedicated the last three years of his life as an Airborne Infantrymen," said Col. Andrew O. Saslav, 1st Brigade Combat Team Commander. "His tragic loss will be felt by his family, friends and the entire Devil Brigade. He will be missed," said Saslav.

Accident investigators indicate that a male was operating a 2017 Toyota Carolla when the accident occurred.  He was taken into custody and subsequently was released.  The crash is the second fatal motorcycle accident in just twenty four hours in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  

The accident remains under investigation.  For any questions or feedback, please contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1529.  There are no further details on the accident at this time.

According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, over ten percent of all vehicle related deaths were motorcyclists.  In Georgia back in 2016, there were one hundred seventy three motorcycle related deaths.  The number of motorcycle related deaths is on the rise, and has increased by twenty six percent in 2016 when compared to 2014.

Motorcycle accidents in Georgia typically occur from a lack of visibility of the motorcyclist from other vehicles, distracted driving, driving while impaired, and weather related road conditions.

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