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Robeson Deputy Struck by Car, Separate Accident Ties Up I-95

Posted July 2, 1998

— A Robeson County deputy hit by a car along Interstate-95 recuperated at home Thursday night.

Investigators say Deputy James Jacobs was standing next to his cruiser in the median the driver of a speeding car slammed on his breaks to avoid hitting Jacobs, but instead skidded into him and his car.

Jacobs escaped with bumps and bruises. The car that struck him careened back into traffic where it was hit by a truck.

Neither of those drivers was seriously injured.

Edgar Newmar has been charged with failing to reduce speed.

Meanwhile, an accident near the Kenly exit off I-95 backed traffic up for over an hour when a sport utility vehicle ran off the road and flipped over onto the median.

Two people were pinned in the vehicle and had to be cut out.

the North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating that accident.


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