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State trooper, Garner man injured in Sampson County crash

Posted April 30, 2015
Updated May 1, 2015

A state trooper was hurt Thursday afternoon in a car crash on N.C. Highway 403 near Interstate 40 in Sampson County
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— A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper and a Garner man were hurt Thursday afternoon when their cars collided near Interstate 40 in Sampson County, authorities said.

The crash happened about 2 p.m. on N.C. Highway 403 near Clinton.

According to the Highway Patrol, the unidentified trooper was driving east near the I-40 connection when a 2010 Subaru driven by Thomas Gauthier, 59, failed to stop at a stop sign at N.C.403 and pulled into the trooper’s path.

Both men were taken to a local hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Gauthier was charged with a stop sign violation, authorities said.

No additional information was immediately available.


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  • Brittany Wonder May 1, 2015
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    If he had been speeding the cream would have been worse. The other guy ran a stop sign, leaving him at fault not the trooper.

  • Sean Creasy May 1, 2015
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    I can't help but wonder if the trooper was speeding or not...

  • Steve Faulkner Apr 30, 2015
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    Hit head-on...OUCH!