Horton family

John and Ashley Horton are surrounded by their six children.

MOORESVILLE — The N.C. Highway Patrol has identified the detained motorist killed Monday night during a traffic stop that also claimed the life of a trooper.

Dusty Luke Beck. 26, of South Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene of Monday night’s double fatality. Beck, riding a motorcycle, had been stopped by trooper John S. Horton shortly before 9 p.m. at High Shoals Church and Goodes Grove Church roads. Trooper James Nick Horton was responding to assist his brother John Horton when he lost control of his cruiser and then struck his brother’s stationary patrol car at the scene, which then hit John Horton and Beck, the highway patrol reported.

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