Truck driver charged after striking and killing two emergency responders in Onslow County, North Carolina

June 30, 2008  |  Press Releases

On June 14, 2008, a county deputy and a volunteer firefighter were struck head-on and killed by a tractor trailer as they stood outside their vehicles while responding to an accident call. The truck driver had slowed down because visibility was impaired by fog and smoke from a nearby range fire, but troopers believed that he had not slowed down enough for the conditions on the road. Because troopers concluded that the accident, which occurred at 5:00 am last Saturday morning, was avoidable, the driver of the 18 wheeler has been charged with exceeding a safe speed and two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle. The county sheriff said that several vehicles were involved in three different accidents that early morning.

For the full story, go to WECT.com and GantDaily.com.

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