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Released: 4/27/2009 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
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Fayetteville Police Department
UPDATE- Death Investigation

Fayetteville Homicide Detectives have concluded their investigation into the fatal traffic accident involving Ft. Bragg Soldier, Jason Lightfoot, early last Friday morning.


The investigation has revealed that Lightfoot was a passenger in 39-year old Christine Pearce’s vehicle when he became belligerent towards Pearce.  For her safety, Pearce pulled off of the All-American Freeway and asked Lightfoot to exit her vehicle.  Upon attempting to return to the freeway, Lightfoot jumped onto the side of Pearce’s vehicle, smashing her mirror with his fist.  Lightfoot lost his grip on the vehicle, causing him to roll off of the side and hit his head on the pavement.  As a result, Lightfoot died from his injuries.


At this time, no criminal culpability has been found and Lightfoot’s death has been ruled as accidental.


There will be no further information released on this incident.




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