Driver killed after crashing into tree in Fayetteville

January 2, 2019
The scene after the driver of a white SUV lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree in Fayetteville.

A driver was killed after the vehicle they were in left the road before crashing into a tree Tuesday afternoon, Fayetteville police said.

The collision occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on York Road near the intersection of Whitehall Drive, police Sgt. Shawn Strepay said in a written statement.

Hana Marecek, 61, of the 600 block of Welsh Place, was rushed to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in critical condition but was pronounced dead after arrival, Strepay said.

Police closed the 500 block of York Road while they investigated the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call police at 910-433-1807.

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