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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say weather may be to blame for a single-car accident involving a sheriff’s deputy and his wife this morning in Brunswick County.

The Sheriff’s Office says Capt. Sammy Turner was on duty but not responding to a call when he wrecked his unmarked patrol car on US 74/76 at the US 421 merger coming from Wilmington. Capt. Turner was not hurt, but his wife Tina, who was with him, was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be checked out as a precaution.

The accident tied up traffic on 74/76, and a tow truck responding to the scene broke down, further adding to the congestion.

The Sheriff’s Office says there is no departmental policy prohibiting family members from being in a cruiser.

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