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Lumberton police officer dies after motorcycle wreck

Posted February 4, 2013

— A Lumberton police detective died Monday of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident Sunday, authorities said.

Duane Hunter crashed on McRainey Road off of U.S. Highway 301 near St. Pauls at about 12:30 p.m. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said he was thrown from his motorcycle after losing control in a curve and hitting a sign.

He was traveling 45 mph in a 55-mph zone and was wearing a helmet, according to the Highway Patrol.

Hunter, who oversaw the SWAT team for the Lumberton Police Department, died at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.


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  • Sherlock Feb 4, 2013

    Great loss to the department.

  • JoCoGrl Feb 4, 2013


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  • johnny2times Feb 4, 2013

    R.I.P. You will be missed.

  • mstrspydog Feb 4, 2013

    RIP brother

  • jscott13 Feb 4, 2013

    How sad. My builder just got into a terrible accident on his motorcycle. They are too dangerous!!

  • nycdetective Feb 4, 2013

    RIP to a brother in service.

  • Singlemalt Feb 4, 2013

    RIP Officer and thank you for your service and bravery.

  • K9Tucker.LoveMYcop Feb 4, 2013

    You will be dearly missed by many Duane. We love you!

  • Paul M Feb 4, 2013

    R.I.P Brother