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EDEN — A local man died Sunday afternoon after running a red light and crashing into a moving police patrol vehicle.

John Michael Hopkins, 36, of Eden was driving on Glovenia Street just before 6 p.m., when his moped ran into a marked police car driving down Boone Road, according to authorities.

The officer, whose name has not been released, was not injured.

The N.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Eden Police Chief Greg Light said the officer involved in the accident will remain on administrative leave during the Highway Patrol’s investigation.

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Joe Dexter is a staff writer for RockinghamNow. He can be reached at 336-349-4331 ext. 6139 or @JoeDexter_RCN on Twitter.

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