Trooper involved in crash in Johnston County

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A Highway Patrol Trooper turned into the path of a car early Wednesday morning as he attempted to pull another car over for speeding.

Trooper Daniel Sharpe was parked on the shoulder of Covered Bridge Road around 6:45 a.m. when he saw a vehicle traveling faster than the speed limit.

Sharpe turned on his emergency equipment and pulled onto the road, but he turned into the path of a car driven by Corrie Jermaine Whitley of Middlesex.

Both cars ended up on the shoulder of Covered Bridge Road.

Sharpe and Whitley received minor injuries. No charges were filed.

With information from Mickey Lamm/WTSB Radio

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