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State trooper injured in Rocky Mount wreck

Posted September 4, 2011 10:18 a.m. EDT
Updated September 5, 2011 9:21 a.m. EDT

— A state trooper going to help another officer Saturday night crashed outside Rocky Mount, hitting a power pole guidewire, troopers said.

Trooper B.K. Jones was going to help another trooper pursue suspects who had run away during a traffic stop, troopers said.

Jones lost control of his cruiser while going around a curve on West Mount Drive, near Bethlehem Drive. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road into a wooded area and struck trees and the guidewire to a power pole.

Jones was treated and released from a local hospital.