The driver of the Volkswagen has died as a result of his injuries. He has been identified as Randall Brian Watson (23 years old, of Fort Bragg). The 2007 Mazda vehicle he struck was driven by Carmen Elizabeth Oliver (24 years old, of Halifax Drive, Fayetteville). Mr. Watson was a soldier with the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg. There is no update at this time for the other occupants of the Volkswagen. The accident is still being investigated by the Traffic Unit. Speed has been determined to be a factor in the accident.
ORIGINAL RELEASE (dated March 15, 2009)
On Sunday evening, 3/15/09 at approximately 6:17 pm, members of the Fayetteville Police Dept. Traffic Unit responded to a two vehicle crash at Yadkin Rd near York Rd. A 1999 Volkswagen was traveling outbound on Yadkin Rd when the driver lost control and struck a 2007 Mazda before running off the right side of the road and striking a sign support. The four occupants of the Volkswagen were transported to CFVMC where two are listed in critical condition. The driver of the Mazda was treated and released. Next of kin notification is pending. The investigation continues.