Fairmont man ID’d as wreck victim


LUMBERTON — The person killed when a car wrecked and caught fire on Chicken Road last week has been identified, according to the state Highway Patrol.

A medical examiner identified the person as 31-year-old Alfonzo Pearson, who lived on Turkey Branch Road in Fairmont.

According to a report by Trooper M.J. Connor, the accident occurred at about 3:18 a.m. on Aug. 8 on Chicken Road near Biggs Road, about four miles south of Pembroke. The vehicle was traveling north on Chicken Road when it ran off the road in a curve, struck a tree and caught fire, the report said.

It’s unclear why Pearson ran off the road. According to the report, speed was not a factor and there were no signs of braking on the road. He was alone in the vehicle.

By Sarah Willets

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