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Patrol seeks help from witnesses in death of Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy


The State Highway Patrol is seeking help from witnesses of a December hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office deputy, according to the sheriff’s Facebook page.

On Dec. 16, the patrol assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of a collision that claimed the life of Deputy Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca Jr.

The collision happened about 3:45 a.m. on U.S. 301 at Black & Decker Road, according to the Facebook post.

Nicholas Terlizzi, 24, of Linden, was charged with death by motor vehicle, hit and run, driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger, driving while license revoked, no liability insurance, revoked tag, driving a motor vehicle with no registration, and failing to stop for a steady red light, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Further investigation has indicated that a witness may have been at the scene of the collision, the release said.

Investigators ask that anyone who may have witnessed the collision or stopped to speak with responders contact the State Highway Patrol district office in Fayetteville at 910-486-1334 or the Troop B Communications Center at 910-862-3133.

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