Sheriff's Office Employee Killed In Car Accident

According to troopers Jimmy Bryant was killed Sunday morning in a car accident. He worked at the Pitt County Sheriff's Office as a computer specialist.

Troopers say the accident happened at the intersection of NC 903 and Brown Rd around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. They say Bryant was driving a 2007 Nissan Altima on Brown Rd. when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of NC 903. Bryant then ran off the road straight ahead and collided with a ditch and a tree.

Troopers say they are waiting for the medical examiners report to see whether drugs or alcohol was involved and to know the cause of death.

Troopers say Bryant was not wearing a seat belt, but his airbag was deployed. Highway Patrol is still investigating.

Bryant was 43 years old. According to Sheriff Neil Elks Bryant had worked for 15 years as a Micro Computer Specialist with the Sheriff’s Office.

Elks says, “In law enforcement, we unfortunately deal with tragedy all too often, but when it is a colleague, it makes it all the more difficult. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened. Jimmy’s passing is a tragic loss to his family, his friends, and his co-workers. His many years of tireless service and loyalty to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, and his abundant knowledge will never be forgotten. And his dedication will be greatly missed.”

Bryant leaves behind a wife, two young daughters, and his parents, all of Pitt County.

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