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Update: One Dead, Others Injured In Saturday Wreck

Published On: Jul 28 2012 09:57:12 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 29 2012 03:40:55 PM CDT


A motorcyclist was killed and a Greene County deputy was injured in a Saturday highway crash, according to the trooper investigating the wreck.

The wreck began when a van ran a stop sign at the intersection of Burrell Field Rd. and Highway 13 S. in Greene County, the trooper said.

The van, driven by 79-year-old James Henry Baker Jr. of Snow Hill,  ran into a Greene County Sheriff's Office patrol car, the trooper said.

Deputy Brad Conwell was driving the patrol car; he was treated and released from a hospital.

Either the van or the patrol car, it's unclear which, was sent into two motorcycles that were going south on the highway.

In all, five people involved were taken to hospitals.

One motorcyclist, 59-year-old Everette Clayton Best of Florida, died at the hospital.

Charges are pending; the trooper will discuss charges with the district attorney's office this week.

Alcohol was not involved and weather was not a factor, the trooper said.