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Released: 10/15/2009 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
UPDATE: Raeford/Purdue Road Traffic Accident

At 0745 hours this morning, a traffic accident involving a white Buick Lasabre and a Cumberland County School bus occurred at the intersection of Raeford Road and Purdue Drive.


The preliminary investigation has revealed that there were two female occupants in the Buick Lasabre, the passenger of the vehicle died as a result of her injuries.  The medical status of the driver is unknown at this time.


The school bus was carrying seven special needs children, all of which were unharmed.  The driver of the bus has been identified as 49-year old Norman Upsher of Sabine Drive.  Mr. Upsher did not suffer any injuries.


Additional information regarding the cause of the accident as well as victim identities will be released at such time they become available and next of kin notifications have been made.




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