Raleigh police officer was transporting K-9s when he lost control, rolled down embankment

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Raleigh police officer was transporting two K-9 officers when he lost control of his patrol vehicle on an Interstate 40 east exit ramp, rolled down an embankment and then hit another vehicle, a wreck report shows. 

Officer D. Green was taking exit 298B off I-40 east around 9:30 p.m. Monday when the crash occurred, the report says. 

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Green’s patrol vehicle was traveling at 60 mph down the two-lane exit ramp when he lost control and traveled onto the ramp to I-40 east.

The RPD vehicle was traveling at 25 mph when it hit a pickup being driven by a Craven County man, the report says. 

The police vehicle sustained $20,000 in damage while the other vehicle had estimated damage of $5,000. 

Authorities said the officer was not heading to a call and did not have his lights or sirens on.

The officer suffered minor injuries and the driver of the other vehicle was not hurt, according to police.

The report states drugs or alcohol are not suspected to have played a role in the incident. 

While the condition of the K-9s, Lucy and Hugo, was not listed, the report says each sustained $1,000 in damage.

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