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Edgecombe County sheriff's deputy involved in fatal wreck

Posted September 13, 2017 5:40 p.m. EDT
Updated September 14, 2017 3:24 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a deputy with the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office was involved in a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said a Ford pick-up truck belonging to the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office and driven by Deputy Bryan Corey, 36, of Tarboro was towing an impounded vehicle on McKendree Church Road at about 1 p.m. when the towed vehicle became dislodged from the tow dolly. The detached vehicle then crossed the center line and struck a 2009 Chevrolet passenger vehicle head on.

Authorities said a passenger in the Chevrolet died at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Vidant Hospital in Greenville.

“Please keep the family of the victim and all parties involved in the wreck in your thoughts and prayers,” a statement from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Corey, who was on-duty at the time of the crash, was not injured.