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Pedestrian killed in Fayetteville

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Authorities in Fayetteville have identified the man who was hit and killed while walking along Raeford Road Monday night.

Police said around 8:15 p.m. 64-year-old Sylvester Eskridge stepped into the path of a 2004 Ford driven by 64-year-old Victor Phillip.

They said an investigation revealed Eskridge, of Wayside Road, was attempting to cross Raeford Road near the Duke Street intersection when the accident happened.

An ambulance rushed Eskridge to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he later died.

Phillip was not injured during the collision and will not face any criminal charges, according to police.

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