Woman charged in crash that killed Fort Bragg soldier

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — A Fort Bragg soldier is dead and a Sanford woman has been charged with driving while impaired following a crash Sunday on Yadkin Road involving a motorcycle and a sedan, according to the Fayetteville Police Department and Fort Bragg officials.

Fort Bragg officials identified the operator of the motorcycle as Spc. Patrick A. McDill, 22. McDill died Sunday at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center from injuries he suffered in the crash.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

Jasmyne D. Russell-Dicker, 24, of Sanford, has been charged with driving while impaired and unsafe movement causing injury to a motorcyclist, according to a news release. She was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

The crash occurred about 3:11 a.m. on Yadkin Road near Horseshoe Road, police said. Russell-Dicker was driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla.

“Spc. McDill dedicated the last three years of his life as an airborne infantrymen,” said Col. Andrew O. Saslav, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team. “His tragic loss will be felt by his family, friends and the entire Devil Brigade. He will be missed.’’

McDill joined the Army in June 2015. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga.;, before transitioning to Fort Bragg in August 2016.

McDill’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the NATO medal.

Police said the accident remains under investigation. https://www.stripes.com/news/army/woman-charged-in-crash-that-killed-fort-bragg-soldier-1.572290

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