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NC sheriff’s deputy killed in crash during pursuit

Deputy David Manning, 24, started working for the sheriff’s department in November

Duty Death: David Manning - [Edgecombe County]

End of Service: 11/03/2018

By Police1 Staff

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy was killed in the line of duty during a pursuit, officials said.

WITN reports that 24-year-old Edgecombe County Deputy David Manning was pursuing a vehicle on Sunday when he lost control of his patrol car in a curve. The deputy was thrown from his vehicle when he hit an oncoming pickup truck head on.

“I am truly saddened by the loss of one of our deputies as a result of this collision. Our hearts go out to both families involved. Please keep us all in prayer,” Sheriff Cleveland Atkinson said.

Sheriff Atkinson said Manning was attempting to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation. Atkinson said the vehicle Manning was pursuing crashed down the road where the accident occured. The driver fled and hasn’t been caught.

Manning started working for the sheriff’s department in November.