Business 85 southbound in Jamestown reopens after deputy-involved crash

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JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Business 85 southbound in Jamestown reopened after a three-vehicle wreck involving a deputy Friday morning.

The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. near River Road, according to a press release.

When vehicles began slowing for a traffic signal, a Guilford County Sheriff’s Department patrol car failed to slow for traffic and struck the back of a Toyota SUV. The Toyota continued forward and hit a 2001 Ford SUV.

The deputy was identified as 29-year-old A.J. Christy and was taken by ambulance to High Point Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, 52-year-old Lorraine Louise Merant, and passenger, 47-year-old Abdul Ghaffar Talib,  were taken to Wesley Long Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford, 25-year-old Derek Miller, and two small children were also taken to High Point Regional with minor injuries.

Southbound lanes were closed for a little over an hour.

The cause of the wreck is currently under investigation.

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