Officer involved in car crash

Early this morning an officer was involved in a car crash in Mt. Airy. Police say Deputy Craig Nance was on a routine traffic stop on I-74 just before 1:00 a.m. when his cruiser was struck by a truck.

James Bailey was driving the truck that was responsible for striking the cruiser and flipping right before hitting a concrete wall.

Deputy Nance and the driver of the stopped car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Bailey was not as fortunate, he had to be cut out of his vehicle and he's suffering serious injuries.

Police believe that alcohol or drugs played a part in the crash.

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