A Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy is seriously injured in a car crash near Dudley. The crash occurred around 7:30 PM Wednesday evening when the deputy’s patrol vehicle collided with a private citizen’s vehicle at the intersection of Sleepy Creek and Ruskin roads. Dudley Volunteer Fire Department, Arrington Volunteer Fire Department, Wayne County EMS, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident. The deputy was reportedly responding to a call at the time of the collision. Four individuals, including the deputy, were transported to Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro. The deputy is in serious, but stable condition. No information on injuries is available for the other individuals. The State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.