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Nash deputy involved in wreck

Posted March 24, 2011 5:15 a.m. EDT
Updated March 24, 2011 11:22 a.m. EDT

— A Nash County deputy was involved in a wreck late Wednesday, state troopers said.

Deputy Charles Baker was on his way to provide assistance for a shots fired call on Driver Road in Middlesex when he lost control of his cruiser on N.C. Highway 97, near N.C. Highway 581 south of Spring Hope, Sheriff Dick Jenkins said.

The car hit a utility pole, snapping the pole in half, which forced troopers to reroute traffic until the pole could be repaired and the highway cleared.

Baker was at Nash General Hospital Thursday morning, but his condition was unknown. A K-9 in the car with him at the time wasn't injured.

Jenkins said Deputy Ray Lynch, whom Baker was trying to assist, was recuperating at home after suffering a shoulder injury and a bite wound in a confrontation with suspects in the shots fired call.