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One person killed, police officer injured in car accident

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a car accident involving a Southport police officer that left one person dead.

According to Highway Patrol, a Southport police officer was headed north going toward Supply when he was rear-ended by a Chevy Tahoe sending him head-on into a minivan. The minivan flipped onto its right side killing the driver instantly.

The police officer and driver of the Tahoe were sent to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a roll in the accident. Police have not yet released the names of the victims.

Stay with WWAY for updates on this story.

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