Crash Involves Hoke County Deputy

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, no charges have been filed in a wreck on N.C. 211 on August 9 involving a Hoke County deputy and in which some personal injuries were sustained.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., 48-year-old Deputy Michael Dewayne Murphy and 33-year-old Aberdeen resident Connie Locklear were both northbound heading towards Raeford. Locklear was traveling in a 2000 Ford behind Murphy, who was traveling in his 2007 Dodge Charger patrol car.

A speeding southbound driver passed them, and Simmons activated his lights and siren, slowed down, and went to make a U-turn. During the course of the U-turn, Locklear did not see what was happening until the last minute.

As Murphy U-turned, Locklear crossed the center line and the right side of her car struck the left front side of the deputy’s patrol car.

Locklear and three passengers in her vehicle received transport to First Health Moore Regional Hospital where they were released after undergoing treatment.

Murphy, who is retired from the military and a former Raeford police officer, received transport to Womack Army Medical Center. He was released after being treated.

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