MOORE COUNTY: Sgt. detective crashes trying to avoid deer

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

A Moore County Sheriff detective sergeant is recovering Tuesday following a single-vehicle wreck.

Detective Sgt. Brock Holder was traveling east on Vass-Carthage Road, near the intersection of Farmlife School Road, when a deer ran out in front of his vehicle just before 6 p.m. Monday, according to Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey.

“With the pavement being wet, he lost control and slid into a tree,” he said.

Holder was taken to Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

“He is doing fine,” Godfrey said. “He has gone through surgery. His femur in his left leg is broken, and they got it reset and everything. It’s a matter of recovery now.”

This is the second vehicle incident involving a sheriff’s office vehicle in the past week.

A Moore County deputy was injured in a wreck at the intersection of Plank Road and Hemp Street Extension in Robbins Friday.

“No, I am not concerned,” Godfrey said about the two incidents. “The first one was a traffic accident where [the vehicle] ran into a deputy, and the other involved the a deer.”

Collisions with deer are on the increase, he said. 

Both incidents are under investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.