Granville Paramedic Dies in Accident


Granville Paramedic Dies in Accident


Merle Faucette, an off duty paramedic in Granville County, died in an accident Tuesday morning when his motorcycle was hit head-on by a vehicle traveling on N.C. Highway 96 north of Oxford.


Faucette had left Oak Hill EMS Station 7, after hearing his 91-year-old-mother had suffered a massive heart attack at Duke Hospital.


He was on his way to the hospital, when Grover Barnette, 63, driving a 2008 Ford Focus crossed the center line hitting him head-on.


According to a report of the Highway Patrol, Barnette had fallen asleep while driving. He was transported to a nearby hospital for his injuries.


Faucette was well known, loved and appreciated in his community.

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