By DEUCE NIVEN
A Columbus County Sheriff’s Deputy whose car overturned near Chadbourn while responding to a call Thursday morning was not seriously hurt, Maj. Bobby Worley of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said.
The deputy was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville, where he was released after being evaluated, Worley said.
“He was all right,” Worley said. “He’s going home.”
Worley would not immediately identify the deputy, whom he said has been with the department for about two months, because an internal investigation into the crash is underway.
A separate investigation is also underway by the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Worley said.
The deputy was responding at shift change to relieve another deputy who was working traffic control following a 3 a.m. crash involving an overturned gasoline tanker, Worley said. The deputy’s marked patrol car, an early 2000s Ford Crown Victoria, overturned when the car left the Highway on Peacock Road, just south of Old Pine Log Road at about 6:45 a.m.
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