SUV driver charged in deadly Fayetteville motorcycle crash

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Fayetteville police say an SUV driver is facing charges after a deadly motorcycle crash that happened Sunday morning.

The wreck happened around 11:15 p.m. on Cedar Creek Road at the Locks Creek Road intersection, according to a news release from Fayetteville police.

"The motorcyclist was traveling inbound on Cedar Creek Road towards Clinton Road when a small silver sports utility vehicle turned into the path of the motorcycle," police said.

"The driver of the SUV was traveling outbound on Cedar Creek Road and was turning left onto Locks Creek Road," police added.

The motorcyclist, later identified as Daniel Abner, 60, of Berry Tree Lane in Stedman, was rushed to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, but died.

The SUV driver, Ronnie Richardson, was also taken to a nearby hospital but was not seriously injured, according to police.

Richardson, 36, of Harbour Point Place in Fayetteville was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and a safe movement violation.

Anyone with information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department's Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1807 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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