A Northampton County, NC, deputy who had only been on the job for six months died in a crash while responding to a call on Wednesday night, according to Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith.
Deputy Makeem Brooks was reportedly traveling in an unmarked car with blue lights flashing when he crashed on U.S. Route 158 outside of Garysburg at 11:45 p.m. Smith said he’s not sure at this time what type of call Brooks was responding to, reports CBS affiliate WNCN.
Brooks was traveling west when he ran off the road to the left, hit a ditch and overturned several times, the sheriff’s office said. Brooks was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Sheriff Smith, Brooks is survived by several children.