Edgecombe Sheriff Deputy Dies in Accident

Edgecombe Sheriff Deputy Dies in Accident

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An Edgecombe County Sheriff deputy, David Manning, 24, passed away on Sunday after being involved in a car accident.

The crash happened as Manning was pursuing a vehicle on Hwy 111, outside of Tarboro, when he lost control of his patrol car on a curve. The deputy was thrown from his vehicle when he hit a Chevy pickup truck head on. The two passengers of the Chevy suffered minor injures. Sheriff Clee Atkinson Jr. said his office received word about the crash around 6:17 p.m. Sunday.

“I am truly saddened by the loss of one of our deputies as a result of this collision,” Sheriff Atkinson said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to both families involved.  Please keep us all in prayer.”

The incident is being investigated by the Highway Patrol.

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