VIDEO: Vehicle collides with patrol car in crash involving 18-wheeler on Highway 601

VIDEO: Vehicle crashes into patrol car, 18-wheeler on Highway 601

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two deputies were injured after a car crash in Union County Wednesday morning, shutting down a portion of Highway 601 North.

Around 5 a.m. a black Ford Fusion was traveling south when the vehicle passed a white Toyota pickup truck and a tractor trailer traveling south in a no passing zone in heavy fog. As the Ford passed the tractor trailer, it collided with a Union County Sheriff’s Deputy patrol car that was traveling north, according to an official with NC Department of Public Safety.

The deputy’s patrol car then collided with the tractor trailer causing him to travel off the roadway to the left in a ditch, officials say.

On Thursday, the Union County Sheriff’s Office released a video showing the moments when the crash happened.

US 601 North Crash Video - 11/7/2018

The attached video was captured by a private citizen's in car camera yesterday morning shortly after 4:30 am while traveling south on US 601 just past NC 218. A vehicle attempts to pass not only the vehicle capturing the footage but also an 18 wheeler in front of it, in a no passing zone. The driver collides with a marked UCSO patrol car traveling north, causing the patrol car to strike the southbound 18 wheeler. This case remains under investigation by the NC State Highway Patrol. Thankfully, no serious injuries occurred but the careless actions of this driver should serve as a reminder to everyone to please be careful and slow down.

Posted by Union County Sheriff's Office, Monroe, NC on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Deputies say the video was captured by a private citizen’s in-car camera Wednesday morning shortly after 4:30 a.m.

In the video, a vehicle attempts to pass the car capturing the footage and an 18-wheeler in front of it, in a no-passing zone.

The driver collided with a marked UCSO patrol car, causing the patrol car to strike the 18-wheeler.

Officials say the deputies were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials have not said what may have caused the crash.

Deputies say the careless actions of the driver should serve as a reminder to everyone to please be careful and slow down.

The case remains under investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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