MICRO, NC (WNCN) – A woman was killed when her truck collided head-on with a deputy cruiser in Johnston County near Micro on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the incident was reported just after 2:40 a.m. at 301 U.S. near Watson Road, which is between Micro and Kenny.
Shirley Ann James (633), who was driving a GMCC Sonoma pickup truck, died in the rubble, according to an Army press release.
Quinton Ree, 2, a Johnston County Sheriff’s Office assistant, was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The accident happened when Rayu was heading north, activating lights and sirens on his marked Dodge charger, according to the 1st Sergeant. Christopher Knox with NC State Highway Patrol.
Knicks said in a press release that Rue was responding to a call and slow cars to their left began to travel.
“A GMC Sonoma truck heading north from ৩০ 301 slows down and the deputy turns left as he leaves,” the press release said.
The deputy cruiser hit the driver of the pickup truck.
James died on the spot. Knox said Rue’s injuries are not believed to be fatal.
The 1 301 was off for more than three hours. The soldiers released no additional information.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol Reconstruction Unit is conducting an investigation.
Knox said in a press release, “Investigations will be presented to the Johnston County District Attorney’s Office upon completion of the investigation.