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Chatham Deputy Killed in Wreck

Posted April 11, 2007 10:50 a.m. EDT
Updated April 11, 2007 12:54 p.m. EDT

— A Chatham County sheriff's deputy was killed early Wednesday in a single-vehicle wreck, authorities said.

Deputy Aaron Gabriel Whitaker, 24, of N.C. Highway 42 in Carbonton, was off-duty when he was involved in an accident in Moore County at about 2:45 a.m., authorities said.

The wreck occurred on a rural road near Carthage, and Whitaker was thrown from his vehicle after hitting a power pole, authorities said.

Whitaker had been employed with the Moore County Sheriff's Office for three years before joining the Chatham County Sheriff's Office two months ago.