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Police Officer Charles Johnson killed after his cruiser crashes into a NCDOT excavator truck on North Carolina 111 near Tarboro, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:58pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014

Tarboro officer killed in crash with NCDOT truck.

An off-duty Tarboro police officer died Tuesday morning when his vehicle collided with a state Department of Transportation excavator, authorities said.

Police officer killed in crash with DOT excavator.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday that one of its excavator trucks was in an accident in Edgecombe County that left a police officer dead.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday that one of its excavator trucks was in an accident in Edgecombe County that left a police officer dead. It happened around 9 a.m. on N.C. 111, shortly after the truck left a NCDOT maintenance yard on McKendree Church Rd just outside Tarboro. Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams identified the dead man as Officer Charles Johnson. The driver of the truck was not hurt. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the driver who died in this tragic accident and with our employee who was involved," said NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata in a statement. "Our team will work closely with law enforcement to investigate and thoroughly review all of our safety procedures to understand how this happened and what steps we can take to prevent something like this from happening again." The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.
People Involved: 
Charles Johnson

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