Former Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Car Crash in Currituck County, North Carolina
CURRITUCK COUNTY, NC. – According to an online news story reported by wavy.com, a former sheriff’s deputy was killed in a car crashin Currituck County, North Carolina. Only one vehicle was reportedly involved in the accident, and investigators have not yet released information regarding the cause of the crash.*
The accident took place in the afternoon on North Carolina Highway 34 in Currituck County, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol and WAVY. At approximately 2:30 p.m., a vehicle was traveling on Highway 34 and came to a curve in the road near Snowden Road.
It is not clear what direction the vehicle was traveling, and description of the vehicle, including make and model, was not reported. When the driver came to the curve by Snowden Road, authorities say he lost control and veered to the left. The vehicle then exited the roadway and turned over in a ditch filled with water. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
WAVY and Troopers report that the driver of the vehicle sustained critical injuries in the accident and did not survive. Officials identified him as a 29-year-old man and former deputy with the Gates County Sheriff’s Office. No one else was riding in the vehicle at the time of the wreck. No statement from the sheriff’s office was included in the WAVY report.
The accident is still under investigation by North Carolina Highway Patrol, and Troopers did not immediately release information regarding the cause of the crash or the factors that might have contributed to the accident.
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