No charges have been filed in an early morning crash this week between a sheriff’s deputy and a Marine.
Onslow County Sheriff’ Office Deputy Thomas James Marshburn, 25, of Jacksonville was driving an unmarked 2015 Dodge Charger at 4:53 a.m., responding to a call about a stabbing, according to Highway Patrol Sgt. R. E. Dudley.
His emergency lights were activated while driving south down U.S. 17 near Murrill Hill Road when he got behind a 2012 Ford E-150 van registered to the U.S. and driven by Marine Lamar Jovan Moore, 38, ofJacksonville, in the lefthand lane, Dudley said.
The van didn’t immediately move over, Dudley said, and Marshburn tried to pass the van by moving into the right lane as Moore did the same, and the front of the unmarked Charger hit the left-rear side of the van.
The deputy lost control of the vehicle and struck the guardrail with the front of the vehicle, Dudley said, coming to rest in the road.
Marshburn was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital with ankle and wrist injuries and Moore was taken to the Naval Hospital with lower back pain, Dudley said. Both men were treated and released.
“Neither one of them are seriously injured,” Dudley said.
Dudley recorded the damage to the Charger, the front of which was badly damaged from the guardrail, as $18,000.
“That’s probably conservative,” Dudley said.
No charges were filed against either driver, Dudley said.
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