Motorcyclist dies following crash in Fayetteville, police say

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a Wednesday crash as Jonathan Haywood, 31.

Police say Haywood was operating a 2003 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle at the time of the crash.

The driver, 19-year-old Jose Lopez-Portillo, of Fayetteville, was operating a 2005 Ford Five Hundred. He did not suffer injuries in the crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed Haywood was traveling North on Hope Mills Road and Lopez-Portillo was traveling South on Hope Mills Road. Lopez-Portillo was turning left onto Redwood Drive and collided with Haywood’s motorcycle in the intersection.

Fayetteville police say a motorcyclist is dead following a crash involving a motorcycle and a car Wednesday.

Police say around 7:56 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Hope Mills Road for a crash.

Police say a motorcyclist and a vehicle got into a crash.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Police say the circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation.

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