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Surgery for Injured Hoke Deputy

Posted August 15, 2007

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— A Hoke County deputy sheriff who was critically hurt when her cruiser crashed and rolled over several times while she was answering a call was expected to undergo more surgery Wednesday as doctors worked to repair her injuries, her department said.

Sgt. Victoria Herring, 37, was responding to a report of numerous people fighting on Gainey Road at about 4:20 p.m. when she was involved in a wreck on U.S. Highway 401 between Raeford and Wagram, the Hoke sheriff's department said.

Herring had her lights and siren on when the wreck occurred and was passing several cars in a passing zone of the two-lane highway, authorities said. The cruiser ran off the left side of the road, came back across the highway and went off the right side, rolling over four times before it stopped, authorities said.

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