A Craven County deputy was fired after investigators say he hit a deer going 117 mph while responding to a call.
It happened around 1 a.m. Monday. That's when investigators say 41-Year-old Andrew Callaway was responding to a wreck near the intersection of Highway 17 and 55 in Bridgeton when he hit the deer, causing more than $7,000 in damage to his patrol car.
Callaway was not injured in the wreck.
Capt. Joe Heckman with the Craven County Sheriff's Office says they do not place a specific speed limit on deputies responding to calls but says their speeding policy does outline the deputies should travel in a "safe manner." Capt. Heckman says Callaway violated that policy.
Capt. Heckman says they're working to keep all their deputies aware of safe procedures when responding to calls.
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