Edgecombe County sheriff's deputy involved in fatal wreck
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after an Edgecombe County Sheriff's Vehicle was involved in a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon.Posted — Updated
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.
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