FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A pedestrian died in a collision with a vehicle in Fayetteville Saturday night, police said.
According to the Fayetteville Police Department, officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle around 9:21 p.m. in the area of Bingham Drive and Frankie Avenue.
Once there, a man was found lying on the road. First responders pronounced him dead on the scene.
On Sunday morning police identified the man as 22-year-old Ja’Lauis McDougald.
According to police, their preliminary investigation determined that McDougald, who was wearing all dark clothing, was crossing the road as a Nissan was traveling in the fast lane. Police say the driver of the Nissan noticed McDougald and attempted to avoid him but was unable to.
McDougald was thrown into the opposite lane of traffic after being struck by the Nissan, police say. He was then struck by two other vehicles that were traveling toward Raeford Road. According to police, those two vehicles did not stop.
Fayetteville police say one of the vehicles is a Dodge Charger, while the other is described as an unknown type of SUV. These vehicles are being sought by officers with the Traffic Unit.
The investigation into this traffic fatality is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Officer J. Smith at (910) 987-4510. Anonymous tips can also be left with Fayetteville Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-8477.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted electronically through the form at fay-nccrimestoppers.org or through the free “P3 Tips” app available for Apple and Android devices.