A North Carolina state trooper was killed during a traffic stop when his own brother — a fellow trooper — lost control of his cruiser and smashed into him Monday.
Highway Patrol Trooper John Horton was standing on the shoulder of a road in Mooresboro along with the driver he had just pulled over around 9 p.m. when both were hit by his brother’s oncoming police car, Fox affiliate WHNS-TV reported Tuesday.
Horton’s brother, Trooper James Horton, was responding to the scene to assist his sibling when he lost control of his car and hit the pair, who both died, the outlet said.
The driver who had been pulled over was identified as Dusty Luke Beck, 26. He was pronounced dead