Authorities: N.C. trooper injured in Scotland Co. crash that killed another man

Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 1:46 PM EDT
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SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WMBF) – A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was injured in a Scotland County crash Tuesday that left another man dead, authorities said.

According to NCHP Trooper Jeff Edwards, a BMW was traveling south on Highway 401 when it went left of center and collided head-on with the trooper’s northbound vehicle.

The driver of the BMW, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene, Edwards said. The trooper identified the victim as 35-year-old Robert Evans, of Fayetteville, N.C.

According to Edwards, the injured trooper was flown to a hospital in Chapel Hill.

He added that it’s currently unknown why the driver of the BMW crossed the center line and hit the NCHP vehicle.

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