Tuesday, December 8, 2015

North Carolina National Guardsman Killed in Crash with Deputies

N.C. National Guard soldier killed in crash with sheriff's deputies
December 6, 2015

One National Guard soldier was killed and another injured Saturday night after the men were involved in a crash with two deputies from the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

Highway Patrol troopers said that a vehicle occupied by the two soldiers ran a stop sign on N.C. Highway 144 in Laurel Hill and struck a Scotland County Sheriff’s Office vehicle head-on.

The soldier sitting in the passenger’s seat of the vehicle, Andre Nelson, 22, of Lumberton, was killed. Authorities said they believe Nelson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The other soldier and driver of the vehicle was identified as Rasheed McLain, 24, of Fayetteville. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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