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Chowan University student hit by deputy's vehicle, airlifted to hospital

According to the university, the student was airlifted to ECU Health in Greenville, NC, and is in stable condition.
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MURFREESBORO, N.C. — A college student in North Carolina was airlifted to a hospital after being struck by a sheriff's deputy's vehicle.

It happened at Chowan University when the student was crossing Union Street at around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to the university.

The NC Highway Patrol confirmed that it was a sheriff's deputy vehicle that hit the student. The deputy was responding to another incident at the time, speed was a factor, and witnesses said the vehicle's emergency lights were on.

It's not yet clear if the deputy's sirens were on, according to the trooper investigating the incident.

NC Highway Patrol said there are no crosswalks in that area, which was also a factor. 

The student was airlifted to ECU Health in Greenville, NC, and is in stable condition, according to the university.

"We ask for prayers for our student, their family, and the Chowan University community," a university spokesperson said.

The incident is still being investigated by the NC Highway Patrol.  

   

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