According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a wreck in which a Fayetteville man suffered fatal personal injuries on U.S. 74 on April 13 may have been caused by a heart attack.

 

The report filed by Trooper James Jones said that 59-year-old Kenneth McDonald Raynor died at Southeastern Regional Hospital not long after the wreck, which was reported shortly after 10:30 p.m.

 

Raynor was westbound in a 2003 Ford sport utility vehicle, approximately two miles east of Lumberton, when he ran off the road to the right near Broadridge Road, according to the report. The vehicle sideswiped one tree and then collided head-on with another.

 

The report said that the vehicle traveled a distance of 366 feet before the collision with the trees. There was no indication of Raynor attempting to stop.

 

Patrol Sgt. G.B. Nance also said that speed is not considered to have been a factor.

 

Nance said that Raynor had told others earlier in the evening that he was having chest pains. He did not know if an autopsy would be conducted.

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