Man dies, teen severely injured in Fayetteville crash; crews cut car into 2 pieces during rescue

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A road was closed Friday afternoon in Fayetteville as police investigated after a man died after crashing his car into a tree, a news release said.

Officers responded to the single-vehicle crash along the 4700 block of Blanton Road around 1:45 p.m. The preliminary investigation indicated a sedan left the road and hit a tree, police said.

One man died at the scene. A teenager was taken to the hospital with severe injuries, police said.

Devontay Crumpler, 20, was the driver of the 2015 Chrysler 300 sedan and died at the scene, Fayetteville police said.

A 17-year-old passenger was taken to a nearby hospital with “severe injuries,” police said in a news release.

Police said Crumpler was driving on Blanton Road toward Johnson Street when the wreck happened.

The 4700 block of Blanton Road was closed for more than two hours as police investigated.

Emergency crews had to cut the car in half in order the get the passenger out, neighbors also said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer J. Smith at 910-703-0430 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS.

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