Victims in fatal Fayetteville crash identified - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Victims in fatal Fayetteville crash identified

Posted: Updated:
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

Cumberland County authorities have identified the victims of Wednesday morning's fatal crash in Fayetteville that left two people dead and one in critical condition.

Just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fayetteville police responded to the area of Shaw Mill Road near the Meharry Drive intersection in reference to a collision. Authorities believe a 2004 Jeep Cherokee was traveling east on Shaw Mill Road toward Rosehill Road, when the SUV crossed the center line and hit a 1999 Volkswagen and continued into oncoming traffic.

A 2007 Saturn traveling west on Shaw Mill Road toward Murchison Road attempted to evade the oncoming Jeep, but could not. The Jeep hit the Saturn and overturned onto the vehicle, according to authorities.

The driver of the Jeep, 23-year-old Shayla Cole, was pronounced dead at the scene and two occupants from the Saturn, 30-year-old Kennard Ruffin and 28-year-old  Marcel Roman Gist, were airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Gist, a passenger in the Saturn, died from his injuries. A third occupant in the Saturn, 22-year-old Devin Dixon, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The occupants from the Volkswagen were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. They have been identified as Markisha Pittman, 22, Jerry Telusma, 38, and a 3-year-old child.

The accident remains under investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

  • Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery

    Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:43:33 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard.
  • Mountain View Terrace House Fire

    Mountain View Terrace House Fire

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:01:26 GMT
    Roanoke City Dispatch say fire crews are on scene, working to put out a house firein the 2100 Block of Mountain View Terrace.Dispatch says they received the call around 6:30 p.m.We will keep you updated as more information comes into our newsroom.
    Roanoke City Dispatch say fire crews are on scene, working to put out a house firein the 2100 Block of Mountain View Terrace.Dispatch says they received the call around 6:30 p.m.We will keep you updated as more information comes into our newsroom.
  • Salem Red Sox Selling More Tickets This Season

    Salem Red Sox Selling More Tickets This Season

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:58:53 GMT
    For 2013, the average attendance was 2,735. Compare that to 3,429 in 2011.
    For 2013, the average attendance was 2,735. Compare that to 3,429 in 2011.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.