Funeral plans announced for NC officer fatally hit by vehicle; charges not expected


LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN/AP) – Funeral plans have been set for a North Carolina police officer who was fatally struck by a vehicle while investigating an Interstate 95 car crash over the weekend.

Meanwhile, a North Carolina Public Safety Department spokesman said charges are not expected in the Lumberton police officer’s death.

Officer Jason Quick was dispatched to the incident near Fayetteville Road around 6:10 a.m. Saturday.

While on the scene, a vehicle hit Quick just before 7 a.m. Quick died at Southeastern Regional Medical Center after he was hit. 

A police statement says the 31-year-old joined the department last year.

State Public Safety Department spokesman Sgt. Michael Baker said Quick was trying to walk across the highway when a passing car struck him.

Authorities say a 24-year-old was driving the car that hit Quick.

The State Highway Patrol and Robeson County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.

However, Baker told CBS 17 that he did not believe “anything is expected” as far as charges being filed in the incident.

Quick’s funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Rock Church of God at 2209 West Carthage Road in Lumberton. The graveside service will follow at the Gardens of Faith at 5190 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton.

Family visitation will be Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Rock Church of God.

Quick was the eighth North Carolina officer killed in action this year, and the sixth to die from a car crash. Quick is survived by his wife, Lea Quick, and two young children.

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