An accident report released Monday by the North Carolina Highway Patrol shows that a state trooper was speeding before an accident that killed a woman near Rocky Mount last Tuesday night.
According to the accident report, Trooper Arnold Sylvester Samuel was traveling at 53 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone when he slammed into the car driven by 59-year-old Maurilia Solis Leon. The report also showed Leon failed to yield the right of way.
The dashcam video that the NCHP released Monday showed Trooper Samuel driving north on Highway 301 and suddenly crashing into the driver's side of Leon's 2002 Dodge Stratus. Leon had pulled out in front of the trooper from the parking lot of a Golden Corral restaurant, the report
The Patrol has stated that Samuel was not en route to a call at the time of the crash.
The trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation showed both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor in the collision.
In: Regional News
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Location: Rocky Mt, North Carolina, United States (load item map)
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