22-Year Veteran of Local Police Department Dies in Crash

DALLAS, N.C. - Officials are investigating a fatal accident involving a police officer, where the officer's car rolled over and caught on fire Thursday morning.

Gaston County EMS confirmed the accident involved a Dallas police officer. 

Police responded to Dallas Bessemer City Highway in Dallas around 10:15 a.m.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the scene where it appeared the vehicle crashed into a tree in front of a home.

Officers were blocking the area for the investigation.

Officials confirmed the officer who died had been with the Dallas Police Department for 22 years. They said the 46-year-old officer leaves behind a spouse.

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