Johnston County to pay $1.25M to family of woman killed in crash with sheriff's deputy

SMITHFIELD, N.C. -- The family of a North Carolina woman killed in a crash with a sheriff's deputy will receive $1.25 million in a settlement agreement.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 63-year-old Shirley Ann James was killed in a January crash with a Johnston County Sheriff's Office patrol car driven by 24-year-old Deputy Quinton Rhue.

According to reports, Rhue had been driving with his lights and siren on when he began to pass traffic on U.S. Highway 301. James was traveling in the same direction and was turning when she was struck by Rhue's patrol car.

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