Driver arrested after man dies in car crash in Cumberland County

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina — A 25-year-old pedestrian was killed Tuesday night when a driver drove past a sheriff’s deputy and hit the man, according to Fayetteville police.

At 10 p.m., a Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy saw a red car speeding on Murchison Road. The deputy was trying to catch up with the driver of the car when he was stopped at the intersection of Murchison Road and Pamalee Drive because someone had been hit by the red car.

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

Another deputy was able to locate the red car near the 2300 block of Murchison Road. That’s when the deputy approached the car and the pursuit began. The suspect continued down Murchison Road to Langdon Road, striking a car at Langdon and Ramsey Street. The driver continued down Ramsey Street and stopped in the 2300 block of Ramsey Street.

Logen Harvey, 22, has been charged with causing death by road traffic accident, causing a road traffic accident resulting in death and driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

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

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

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