Monroe, NC – Union County Deputy Scott Horne Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Monroe, NC (August 18, 2020) – A deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Office died in an off-duty crash on Saturday, August 15th. The crash was first reported around 6:00 p.m. in the 4600 block of Griffith Road.

Police and rescue workers responded to the crash shortly after the incident took place. According to initial reports from the scene, Deputy Christopher Scott Horne, 50, was traveling on Griffith Road when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle. Details of the events leading up to the accident are not clear at this time. Horne suffered critical injuries in the crash. Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. No one else was hurt in the crash and the driver of the vehicle has not been identified at this time. Police have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed. Motorists in the area were advised to use caution and avoid the crash scene if possible.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the accident. There is no further information available at this time.

We offer our condolences to the family of Christopher Scott Horne during this difficult time.

North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents  Monroe, NC - Union County Deputy Scott Horne Killed in Motorcycle Crash

According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 3,566 motorcycle accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Out of this number, 2,806 injuries and 176 fatalities were reported. A motorcycle accident in North Carolina can cause very serious injuries and even death. Motorcycle crashes happen very suddenly and, in many cases, are unavoidable. Drivers should always be aware of the need to share the road with motorcycles and should drive in a safe and cautious manner in order to reduce the risk of a catastrophic accident. Many North Carolina motorcycle accidents occur when drivers fail to see or fail to yield to motorcyclists.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash anywhere in our state, North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney Jason M. Burton can help. Mr. Burton is a skilled and trusted attorney who can help to protect your legal rights during a time of tragedy. We understand the sudden difficulties you may be facing, whether it is a loss of income, pain and suffering, or medical bills that are piling up with no end in sight. Every day, we work tirelessly on behalf of North Carolinians to pursue justice when they have been injured by the negligent actions of a third party motorist.

During this time, you should be solely focused on your recovery and moving forward with your life following the crash. We are here to help you with this process and to handle all of the legal details of your claim while you address more important matters. We will help you receive the best possible outcome given the circumstances of your case.

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