Trooper ‘lucky’ after collision

Highway Patrolmen and firefighters on the scene of an early Sunday crash involving Trooper Brent Baxley and a car officers said sped through a patrol checkpoint before crashing on Peacock Road. (Tabor City Fire Department photo)

By DEUCE NIVEN

    A violent crash that sent a North Carolina Highway Patrol car airborne east of Tabor City early Sunday left the Trooper with only “superficial” injuries, First Sgt. Tony Parrish said Monday.
    “He’s a very lucky young man,” Parrish said of Trooper Brent Baxley, who was evaluated at Columbus Regional Healthcare after the 1 a.m. crash, and sent home.
    Baxley was back on patrol Monday afternoon, Parrish said.
    For more on this story, and another photo, see the June 3 Tabor-Loris Tribune print edition, available on-line and in news stands now.

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