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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Pamalee Drive


A motorcyclist died Wednesday night following a crash near Pamalee Drive and Van Buren Avenue, the Fayetteville Police Department said.

The crash, which happened around 6:50 p.m., also involved a sport utility vehicle, police said in a release.

Police said Xavier Brasfield, 25, of the 600 block of Brittany Place, was operating a 2014 Suzuki motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Sherard Matthews, 44, of the 1600 block of Nutley Drive, was operating a 2005 Ford Expedition, police said.  

Pamalee Drive at Van Buren Avenue was closed for several hours following the crash.

 The circumstances surrounding the crash remained under investigation late Wednesday. 

 Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Officer J. Smith at 910-987-4510 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).  

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