North Carolina Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Crash While Responding to Call

Northampton County Sheriff's Deputy Makeem Brooks died in a crash when his vehicle left the road and overturned several times before hitting a tree while he was responding to a call.

Deputy Makeem Brooks
Deputy Makeem Brooks
Northampton County Sheriff's Office

GARYSBURG, North Carolina -- A Northampton County Sheriff's deputy died in a crash while responding to a call Wednesday night.

Deputy Makeem Brooks was traveling in an unmarked car with blue lights flashing while responding to a call for service around 11:45 p.m. when he crashed on U.S. Route 158 outside of Garysburg, according to WNCN-TV.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith said that Brooks was traveling west when he ran off the road, hit a ditch and overturned several times. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The 27-year-old had only been on the job for six months and leaves behind several children.

The crash is currently under investigation.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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