Forsyth deputy, Salisbury native John Isenhour dies after Sept 18 crash

Published 8:06 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Deputy John Thomas Isenhour has succumbed to injuries sustained in a Sept. 18 accident, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

Isenhour, 38, a Salisbury native, was injured while directing traffic during a fundraising bicycle race on Clemmons Road in Forsyth County. The N.C. Highway Patrol investigated the accident and told the Journal that the driver of the car, 92-year-old Jessie Cook of Advance, told them she didn’t know she’d hit anyone.

According to the published reports, Isenhour suffered a broken neck, ribs, both legs, pelvis and facial bones.

A call and email to a representative with the Highway Patrol was not immediately returned. It’s not clear whether the driver will face charges.

Isenhour served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 17 years and joined the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in October 2015.