Jada Fields, 47, and his wife, Patricia Fields, 46, were killed in a car crash on Christmas Day in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
A husband and wife were killed in a car crash on Christmas Day in Fayetteville, North Carolina. According to the Fayetteville Police Department, the car crash occurred just before 11 a.m. in the vicinity of Hope Mills Road and Glensford Drive.
Husband and wife killed in Fayetteville Christmas Day crash had the green light
Fayetteville police reported that a 47-year-old man, Jada Fields, and his 46-year-old wife, Patricia Fields, were traveling in a Toyota Corolla at the time of the crash. Investigators said the Fields were traveling west and had the green light on Raeford Road.
Moments later, a Chrysler 300 traveling north on Hope Mills Road ran a red light and crashed into the Corolla, killing Jada and Patricia.
Fayetteville police have arrested a man they say is responsible. According to the police, the Chrysler 300 was being driven by 26-year-old Michael Anthony Smith Jr. of Fayetteville. There were two other people in his car.
Smith Jr. sustained minor injuries and remained at the scene, police said. The unidentified man in the front pa*senger seat of Smith Jr.’s vehicle fled from the scene of the accident. The rear pa*senger sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to the police.
Smith Jr. was charged at the scene with the following offenses:
Misdemeanor death by motor vehicle (2 counts)
Fail to reduce speed,
Driving with license revoked,
Failed to register vehicle,
No insurance on vehicle,
Fail to display correct registration plate,
Fictitious registration plate,
Fail to wear seat belt, and
Windshield tint violation
The police have not yet stated whether the driver of the Chrysler 300 will face any charges.
The investigation is ongoing.