By WITN Web Team | January 1, 2021 at 12:32 PM EST – Updated January 1 at 12:32 PM
BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A Bertie County deputy is hospitalized after his cruiser caught on fire during a crash on New Year’s Eve.
Bertie County Sheriff John Holley says one of his deputies was responding to a call around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night on Highway 308 near Lewiston Woodville when he went around a curve, hit a shoulder and ran off the road before hitting a tree. Holley says the weather played a factor in the crash.
Holley says the deputy’s vehicle caught fire. He says a witness driving behind the deputy pulled over and helped him out of the car.
The deputy was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with injuries, although the extent of the injuries is unknown.
The name of the deputy has not been released.
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