28-year-old Courtney Kirkham dies after being hit by a Pender County deputy patrol car

Pender County Sheriff’s Deputy’s Patrol Car Accident Death of Courtney Kirkham – Obituary

28-year-old Courtney Kirkham has died after being hit by a Pender County Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car on U.S. 17. It happened when Courtney was walking on U.S. 17 in the area of Bethel Road. Deputy Nicholas Hesse, who joined the department in 2020, struck her with a patrol vehicle.

Courtney was wearing dark clothes at the time of the accident around midnight. She sustained fatal injuries to which she succumbed at the scene.

Hesse is currently on administrative leave as investigations into the accident proceed.