North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and State Rep. David Willis, who are both Republicans, were being transported on an interstate by security Thursday night when their vehicle was repeatedly rammed from behind.
“Security was driving the Speaker and Rep. Willis back to Raleigh after a visit to Wilson for a series of events today,” a spokesperson for Moore said in a statement. “On the drive back, the vehicle was rammed from behind several times.”
“General Assembly police and highway patrol responded and the circumstances are under investigation,” the statement continued. “Thankfully no one in the vehicle was hurt, including Rep. Willis and Speaker Moore.”
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Breaking: NC House Speaker Tim Moore, his security and Rep. David Willis were involved in a car accident this evening, in which another car rammed into their vehicle several times on the interstate. Circumstances are under investigation. #ncpol
From the speaker’s spokeswoman: pic.twitter.com/TDPtbMKF2a
— Lucille Sherman (@_lucillesherman) February 24, 2023
Moore represents District 111 and is currently serving his 11th term in the state legislature. Willis represents District 68 and is serving in his second term.
This report has been updated to include additional information.