A Rocky Mount, NC, police officer was killed Saturday night when his patrol car struck a tree service truck parked in a local road. Officer Christopher Driver was 27.
North Carolina Highway Patrol reports the truck was being hauled by a tow truck when its brakes froze up and it was abandoned on the road. Two men, Derrick Sheffield, 46, and Timmy Dixon, 38, have been charged in the accident.
Sheffield was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and leaving a vehicle unattended/unsecure while Dixon was also charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident, WRAL reports.
Driver was hired by the Rocky Mount Police Department on Feb. 5, 2013. He was promoted to the rank of Senior Police Officer on August 26, 2017.