LAURINBURG — An officer regarded as family among Laurinburg Police Department officers and staff was involved in an accident on Thursday that left him with serious injuries, according to police Chief Darwin Williams.
Around 1:45 a.m., patrol officer Denetric Williams of Laurinburg was traveling north on South Main Street in response to a domestic violence call when his patrol car flipped several times at the intersection of Plaza Road and South Main Street. The car came to a stop in front of the Clinton V. Willis National Guard Armory on South Main Street.
The cause of the accident is unknown at this time, said Darwin Williams. Denetric Williams was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to be treated.
“His injuries were severe but he’s improving,” Williams said.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and authorities are still attempting to find possible witnesses and determine if anyone else was involved in the accident. The patrol car was totaled.
Williams said that everyone at the police department’s “prayers are with him and his family.”