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Man crossing Skibo Road dies in hit-and-run; woman arrested


A pedestrian crossing Skibo Road was struck by a vehicle and killed early Saturday, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene of the accident but was later found and arrested, the release said.

The pedestrian, identified as 48-year-old Mark Sweatt, died from his injuries. His family has been notified, the news release said.

The incident was reported about 5:20 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Skibo Road. Investigators says Sweatt was crossing Skibo near the Cliffdale Road intersection when he was struck by a silver 2003 Honda Civic. 

The driver of the vehicle fled the area on Skibo Road, police said.   

With the use of video footage, officers located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of Wal-Mart at 1550 Skibo Road. The driver, Amber Voight, 39, was taken into custody without incident, the release said. 

Voight was charged with felony hit-and-run. She was held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Officer C. Biggerstaff at 910-751-1382 or CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) of http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org.

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