Soldier Fatally Struck By Car On Sycamore Dairy Road During Fight

Police say a soldier who suffered fatal personal injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Sycamore Dairy Road on July 25 had been involved in a fight moments earlier.

According to Fayetteville police, 21-year-old Mario Trejo-Castro was discovered lying in the road near the Bragg Boulevard intersection shortly after 4 a.m.

Police say the incident began with a fight in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant located at the intersection.

The fight then moved onto Sycamore Dairy Road, where Castro fell to the ground, said police. Before he was able to return to his feet, he was struck by a 2009 Honda driven by 18-year-old Wade resident Kassie Carter, police said.

Castro received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he later died, according to police.

Carter was uninjured in the collision.

According to Sgt. John Somerindyke, investigators wish to speak with the other man involved in the fight, who was described as heavyset and was riding in a red pickup.

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