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One killed in fiery 3-vehicle crash Friday night


A Fayetteville man was killed in a fiery three-vehicle crash Friday night at the intersection of Skibo and Morganton roads, the Fayetteville Police Department said. Two others were injured.

Eugene A. Roberts Jr., 23, of the 1000 block of Vandenberg Drive, was operating a black 2018 Acura traveling north on Skibo Road and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a release.

Angelia Holmes, 52, of the 5000 block of South Forty Drive in Hope Mills, was operating a 2016 Chevrolet SUV traveling on Morganton Road. She was taken to the hospital for her injuries but was reported to be in stable condition, police said in the release.

Hannah Barton, 28, of the 200 block of Waterdown Drive, was operating a 2019 Ford Fusion traveling on Morganton Road. She received minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital, the release said.

Around 11 p.m., a patrol unit observed the Acura traveling at a high rate of speed on Skibo Road near Cliffdale Road and initiated its emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle, the release said. The patrol unit disengaged the attempt to stop the vehicle near Skibo Road and Red Tip Road.

The vehicle continued to travel at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for the red light on Skibo Road at Morganton Road and collided with the two other vehicles that had the green light for traffic in their direction of travel, the release said.

The vehicle caught fire in the parking lot of 1899 Skibo Road, the release said. Officers were able to pull the driver from the vehicle, but he died on the scene, the release said.

The intersection of Skibo and Morganton roads was temporarily closed while police investigated.

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