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Driver arrested after man killed in Cumberland County hit-and-run crash

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina — A 25-year-old pedestrian was killed Tuesday night when a driver passed a deputy and struck the man, according to Fayetteville police.

At 10 p.m., a Cumberland County deputy spotted a red car speeding on Murchison Road. The deputy attempted to catch up to the driver of the car, when he was stopped at Murchison Road and Pamalee Drive because a person had been struck by the red car.

The officer stopped to help the person who was hit. WRAL News has learned that person, identified as Tyrone Thomas Jr., 25, has died.

Another deputy was able to locate the red car near the 2300 block of Murchison Road. When the deputy approached the car, a chase began. The suspect continued on Murchison Road to Langdon Road, hitting a car at Langdon and Ramsey Street. The driver continued on Ramsey Street and stopped in the 2300 block of Ramsey Street.

Logen Harvey, 22, has been charged with vehicular homicide, hit-and-run resulting in death and drunken driving.

Officers arrested Harvey and turned him over to the Fayetteville Police Department. He was jailed on $1 million bail.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Fayetteville Police Officer C. Biggerstaff at 910-751-1382. To remain anonymous, contact Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 or fay-nccrimestoppers.org.

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