SANFORD, NC (WNCN) — — Family and palsFriends and family are grieving the death of a North Carolina dad who was killed when his ATV clashedhit a deputy’s cruiser.
Shelton Lee McLean, age 31, of Lindsey Lane in Sanford died after an almost head-on crash with a Lee County constable’s deputy on East Forest Oak Drive near Ward Memorial Baptist Church in Sanford, officials say.
Lee County constable’s Deputy Manuel Torres was driving his patrol car during the incident around 1 am Friday, according to NC State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Jeff Gordon.
McLean, who leaves a young child, was from Albany, NY, and had participated in Hudson Valley Community College in the past, according to his obituary and Facebook profile.
Dozens of good friends and familyloved ones members spoke out on social media after knowing of his death.
PrayingWishing relief for my household in these dark hours. I like u guys !! RIP to my huge cousin we will truly miss you, Shakima Alexander of Albany composed on Facebook about McLean.
Funeral services have been preparedprepared for both the Sanford location and Albany, according to McLean’s obituary.
The fatal crash happened when Deputy Torres was traveling east on East Forest Oaks Roadway near Lower Moncure Road when he dated McLean’s ATV, which was traveling west and straddling the centerline of the roadway, authorities stated.
As the two automobiles satisfied each other, they collided, Lt. Gordon stated. After impact, the deputy’s car took a trip onto the ideal shoulder and struck a ditch.
The ATV took a trip onto the ideal shoulder. McLean was tossed from the vehicle and died at the scene, according to authorities. Torres was required to healthcare facility where he was dealt with and launched.
McLean’s family will get visitors at the home of his sis, LaQuanda Carter Owens at 117 Willow Ridge Drive in Sanford.
North Carolina funeral services will be at 6 pm Tuesday at Functions For Christ Christian Center, 1395 Firetower Roadway in Sanford, according to Knotts Funeral Home in Sanford.
New York funeral services will be 11 am Friday at Greater St. John Church of God in Christ, 74 4th Ave. in Albany, NY. A wake will be held from 10 am to 11 am at the church, according to Rockefeller Funeral Home in Rensselaer, NY
McLean will be buried in Graceland Cemetery in Albany.
The examination into the crash is ongoing however charges are not anticipated, officials state.
An initial investigation suggests McLean took a trip into the course of the deputy’s vehicle, the NC Highway Patrol said.