Although residents near the Fayetteville intersection wonder why authorities didn’t take action sooner to address long-standing issues with problematic traffic, authorities have arrested a 22-year-old man. He faces five felony counts of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of felony serious injury by motor vehicle, DUI, reckless driving to endanger the public, driving left of the center line and operating a vehicle with unsafe tires.
The alleged at-fault driver, who was operating a 2000 Ford Mustang at the time of the collision, had five passengers in his vehicle, four of whom were killed. Those included: A 15-year-old girl, a 17-year-old girl, a 24-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman. They had been coming from a pool party, and thus were all wearing bathing suits. Because none of them had identification on them, it made it difficult for authorities to identify them. Continue reading