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Chatham County Sheriff's Office deputy killed in accident on US 280 near I-16

BRYAN CO., GA (WTOC) -

An on-duty Chatham County Sheriff’s deputy has died in a two-car accident on U.S. 280 just north of I-16.

The accident happened after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The deputy was on-duty and in an unmarked vehicle. 

"Obviously any time a fatality happens, it's an awful event. When it's one of your own, it makes it even a little more difficult to deal with. So we're going to be dealing with this internally and trying to help the family cope with their grief at this point,” said Gena Bilbo, CCSO.

U.S. 280 was closed for several hours Wednesday.

Georgia State Patrol is investigating. 

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