Report: NC trooper going 95 mph at time of wreck
May 28, 2010 09:13 EDT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- A preliminary report shows a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was traveling at 95 mph when his car collided with another vehicle, killing two people.
Multiple media outlets reported the patrol has determined the speed Trooper J.D. Goodnight was traveling when the wreck occurred Sunday on Interstate Business 85 near Jamestown.
An 11-year-old girl was one of those killed. Two other boys were hurt.
At a news conference Thursday, the head of Highway Patrol expressed condolences to the families involved. Col. Randy Glover also promised a thorough and open investigation of the crash, which occurred as Goodnight pursued a speeding vehicle.
Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jeff Gordon says troopers have no maximum speed limit when they're making a traffic stop.