Officials: NC Deputy Killed In Hit-and-Run Crash

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy was killed in a hit-and-run crash while investigating a robbery early Friday morning, officials said.

Deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a robbery at a Fayetteville business when the crash occurred, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. As deputies returned from a canine track, the deputy, who was walking, was hit by a vehicle, officials said. The driver of the vehicle left the scene, but was found nearby. The injured deputy was taken to a hospital, where he died, officials said.

The Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright identified the deputy killed as Deputy Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating.

To read the Sheriff’s post about the deputy, click here.