A deputy with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a two car crash Friday afternoon on Highway 210 near the Johnston-Harnett County line.
Deputy J.P. Carlisle Jr. was traveling eastbound on Highway 210 in Johnston County when he ran into the back of a car that had stopped in the roadway to turn left onto Peed Lane.
The driver of the other vehicle, Gayle Cooke Kanon, 73, of Angier was injured in the crash and taken by ambulance to Johnston Medical Center in Clayton.
Deputy Carlisle, 26, of Angier was not injured.
According to an accident report, troopers estimated Deputy Carlisle was traveling at 45mph in a 55mph zone when he slammed into Kanon’s 2003 Ford that was at a complete stop. After the impact, the Ford was knocked off the roadway into a ditch. The deputy’s 2015 Dodge Charger came to rest 87 feet from the point of impact.
Damage to the Wake County deputy cruiser was placed at $5,000. The Ford also sustained $5,000 in damages.
No charges were filed against the deputy although the accident report indicated he failed to reduce speed to avoid the collision.