NC Deputies Suspect Homicide After Responding to Call About Vehicle Wreck
BERTIE COUNTY, NC. – Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina suspect homicide after they responded to a call about a vehicle wreck January 19, according to an online news story reported at 13newsnow.com. The call that originally came into the department described a possible traffic accident, but authorities are now going to open a homicide investigation.*
At approximately 9 p.m. on January 19, the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a possible vehicle crash in Bertie County, North Carolina. Deputies responded to the area described in the call, which was located on Center Grove Road, near Jernigan Swamp Road in Powellsville, North Carolina.
Deputies arrived to find the driver of a moped had suffered severe injuries. The moped driver was already deceased by the time authorities arrived. Deputies quickly determined that a vehicle crash had not actually taken place, and the driver of the moped did not die from vehicle accident injuries.
Authorities did not release any further details about the scene or the nature of the moped driver’s injuries. This person has not yet been identified. Deputies did not say whether there were any other people or vehicles at the scene when they arrived.
The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office called in its Investigators Division, as well as the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation. A homicide investigation has reportedly been opened. No further information about this incident has been released at this time.
Deputies are asking anyone with information about what happened to contact the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 794-5330.
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