7-year-old girl ejected, killed in Fayetteville rollover crash Thursday morning, police say

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A 7-year-old girl was ejected and killed in a rollover crash on Thursday morning in Fayetteville, according to police.

At approximately 1:53 a.m., Fayetteville police officers were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 87 and Eastern Boulevard, officials said.

Once at the scene, officers found a 2004 Ford Explorer that was entering the highway on the on-ramp and had left the road before flipping “possibly numerous times,” police said.

Once at the scene, officers found a 2004 Ford Explorer that was entering the highway on the on-ramp and had left the road before flipping “possibly numerous times,” police said.

Police said a girl that was in the vehicle was ejected and taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police have identified the little girl as Perfection Simek, 7, of Fayetteville.

The on-ramp of N.C. Highway 87 northbound at Eastern Boulevard was closed for several hours as police conducted their investigation.

Police said the five other passengers were taken to the hospital to be evaluated for injuries. The severity of their injuries is not known at this time. Police did not say if the 42-year-old female driver will face any charges.

Anyone with information regarding this traffic crash is asked to contact Ofc. C. Lewis with the Fayetteville Police Department Traffic Unit at (910) 495-3139 Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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