Senior Police Officer Christopher Driver was killed in a vehicle crash in front of 4112 South Church Street while on duty at approximately 10:30 pm.
His patrol car collided with the back of a commercial truck that was left parked in his travel lane. The truck was being towed illegally when its brakes failed and the driver had to stop. While the driver went in search of help, Officer Driver who was responding to the scene, hit the vehicle. The driver was arrested and charged with illegal tow of a vehicle, leaving an unattended vehicle, and misdemeanor death by vehicle. A passenger was charged with illegal tow of a vehicle, misdemeanor death by vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Officer Driver had served with the Rocky Mount Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife.