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Person dead after ATV crashes with Richmond County deputy's patrol car, sheriff reports

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is now investigating what led up to the crash.

RICHMOND COUNTY, N.C. — The Richmond County Sheriff's Office reports one of its deputies was involved in a deadly collision with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) early Saturday morning.

A post on the office's Facebook page citing Sheriff Mark Gulledge said the deputy was driving north on U.S. Highway 220 around 5 a.m., outside of Rockingham. Gulledge reports the deputy's patrol car collided with an ATV that was coming off of Billy Covington Road while trying to cross the highway.

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Sheriff Mark Gulledge reports that at approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning, a sheriff’s office patrol deputy was...

Posted by Richmond County Sheriff's Office - N.C. on Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Gulledge said the crash left one person dead. As of writing, that person has not been identified, nor has the age of the deceased been provided. Additionally, the deputy involved in the crash is not named.

The sheriff's office said the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) is now investigating and should provide further details, including the names of those involved. WCNC Charlotte has reached out to troopers for further information.

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