Recently, a piece of tragic news has come to the fore in which North Carolina state trooper John Horton was killed during a traffic stop. So, the incident that took place was a mistake happened by his own brother Trooper James Horton. Let us tell you about the entire incident in which John and the person whose car was pulled over by John and James have lost their lives.

NC state trooper accidentally hit by brother's car

The incident occurred on Monday, 3 January 2022, in which Trooper John Horton and Dusty Luke Beck, a 26-year-old, unfortunately, both standing on the shoulder of a road, crashed after another Trooper James Horton, lost control of the cruiser.

The news was actually heartbreaking and everyone who heard about this news is very upset. There are many people paying tribute to him and giving their heartfelt condolences to his family. As we can see that John was killed at the hands of his own brother but it was just a mistake and his brother is also a police officer.

If James hadn’t lost control of his vehicle, they both wouldn’t have been killed, but he did it by mistake. Let us tell you that the driver who had been pulled over, Dusty Luke Beck was pronounced dead at the scene.

On the other hand, John Horton was taken to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries. Let us also tell you that the investigation of the case has been taken by the hands of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the highway patrol Collision Reconstruction Unit.

After the incident took place, all the police departments have shocked and paid tribute to him on this unfortunate demise. His department said that he was working for 15 years and was a very reputed police officer who give his best to his duty in any situation.

However, some officials confirmed that there are no charges that have been filled in the incident yet. The official statement of Highway Patrol Cmdr Freddy Johnson stated that “Our hearts are broken with the loss of our friend and or brother, Trooper John Horton.

For all involved, in this tragic event, the coming days will undoubtedly be difficult, but we are committed to standing alongside them with our thoughts, prayers, and unwavering support”. There are many people paying rich tribute to John Horton and the driver, Dusty Luke Beck, as they both died an unfortunate death.


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