North Carolina trooper struck by brother during traffic stop dies from injuries

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A North Carolina trooper was hit and killed by his brother, a fellow trooper, during a traffic stop Monday, authorities said.

Trooper John Horton was conducting a traffic stop in Rutherford County just before 9 p.m. when his brother, Trooper James Horton, was responding to assist. Trooper James lost control of his vehicle and collided with his brother’s patrol vehicle, officials said. Trooper John and the driver detained during the traffic stop were struck while standing along the side of the road.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper John S. Horton
(North Carolina State Highway Patrol)

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Trooper John, a fifteen-year veteran, was transported to a Spartanburg hospital where he died of his injuries. The detained driver, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead…

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