MACON COUNTY, NC (FOX Carolina) - On Wednesday, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said a man being transported to his home by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office has died after a crash on Tuesday.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Tuesday evening that a Macon County deputy and his passenger had been injured in a single vehicle crash on US-64.
Troopers said the accident happened around 4:11 p.m. near Bill Dalrymple Road in Macon County.
A Macon County Sheriff's Office transport van, driven by 28-year-old Deputy Cody Mitchell was traveling West on US-64 when it went off the right side of the road.
According to troopers, the van was also occupied by a male passenger who was being transported to his home.
After veering off the road, the van flipped several times. Though, troopers say the vehicle ended up landing on all four tires.
Both Mitchell and his passenger were seriously injured in the accident and transported to Angel Hospital in Franklin.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, the passenger, identified as 66-year-old James Baggott of Franklin, NC died overnight from his injuries.
Troopers say the cause of the accident is currently under investigation.