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Released: 12/11/2008 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
UPDATE: Traffic Accident

On 12/11/2008, at approximately 12:15, Fayetteville Police Officers were dispatched to a traffic accident that occurred on Bragg Blvd going westbound between Swain Street and Johnson Street.  Officers on the scene working the accident are urging motorists to use alternate routes around that area due to traffic congestion caused by noontime traffic.  


12/11/2008 3:00pm

The operator of the vehicle involved in the traffic accident has died as a result of the injuries sustained. The vehicle was traveling outbound on Bragg Blvd. between Swain Street and Johnson Street when it ran off the road to the right and struck a utility pole head-on.

The identity of the driver is being withheld at this time until next of kin are notified. Fayetteville Police traffic investigators continue their investigation. Traffic investigators advised that the accident is classified as a one-vehicle accident. Further information will be forthcoming.



12/11/2008 4:10pm

The identity of the driver in this accident is Michael Edward Blue (b/m, 8/5/1977, listed address of 417 Squirrel Street, Fayetteville).  The initial investigation has revealed so far that speed was a contributing factor to the accident.


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