Soldier dies in crash with Scotland deputies


Staff report



LAUREL HILL — A National Guard soldier was killed and another injured Saturday night after the men were involved in a crash with two Scotland County Sheriff’s deputies.

The state Highway Patrol said that a vehicle occupied by the two soldiers ran a stop sign on N.C. Highway 144 in Laurel Hill and struck a Scotland County Sheriff’s Office vehicle head-on.

The soldier sitting in the passenger’s seat of the vehicle, Andre Nelson, 22, of Lumberton, was killed. Authorities say they don’t think he was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver, 24-year-old Rasheed McLain of Fayetteville, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The two sheriff’s deputies were treated and released from a hospital.

Authorities said that charges against McLain were pending.

Staff report

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