North Carolina Sheriff and Bicycle Accident Prompts Investigation

As reported, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is actively investigating an accident between a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy and teen bicyclist.

Sgt. April Gause, spokeswoman for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, said the collision occurred Wednesday around 9:15 p.m. along Danford Road. Gause said Deputy Andrew Lentz was driving a county vehicle when it hit a 14-year-old bicyclist.

Officials said the boy was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and later released without serious injury. The deputy was treated and released from Dosher Memorial Hospital.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have both opened an investigation into the collision. No charges have been filed.

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