Police said that a man driving on a suspended license lost control of the car he was driving and collided with a utility pole along Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville, resulting in his sister suffering fatal personal injuries.


Police said the crash was reported shortly after 6:30 a.m. on February 8 and took place between the intersections of Cape Fear Avenue and Pearl Street.


Fayetteville police spokesman Lt. Chris Davis said that 22-year-old Stedman resident Elizabeth White was killed in the crash. Her brother, 27-year-old Richard White Jr., was driving the silver 2006 Toyota they were traveling in the direction of downtown Fayetteville in.


White lost control of the vehicle while traveling at an approximate rate of 60 mph and the vehicle collided into a utility pole, Davis said.


Neither of the Whites nor back-seat passenger 33-year-old Carl Chipman were wearing seat belts, Davis said.


The impact knocked the battery out of the car and knocked one of the front headlights off.


Richard White and Chipman received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. White is in critical condition. Chipman’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, Davis said.

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