On May 16, 2009, at approximately 2008 hrs, Fayetteville police officers responded to the area of Ramsey Street and Cochran Avenue in reference to a single car traffic accident. The preliminary investigation has revealed that a 1993 Chevrolet, being driven by Raymond Wrench (65 years old of the 5000 block of Butler Nursery Road), was traveling north on Ramsey Street from Cochran Avenue towards Circle Court. Mr. Wrench apparently suffered a heart attack and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crossed the three southbound lanes of Ramsey Street and struck the curb. The vehicle then ran off the road and struck several poles, a guide wire, and a tree. Mr. Wrench was rushed to Cape Fear Valley Hospital and is still there. Mr. Wrench is not deceased as was originally reported.
Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit are currently investigating the accident.