Nash County deputy remains in critical condition, in intensive care at Vidant Medical

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – The Nash County deputy who suffered serious injuries in a crash on Thursday in Rocky Mount is currently unresponsive, Sheriff Keith Stone said Friday.

Scene of a crash involving a Nash County deputy on Nov. 26, 2020.

Deputy Jared Allison, 26, is currently being treated at in the intensive care unit at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

The deputy was involved in a crash late Thanksgiving Day on U.S. 301 near May Drive in Rocky Mount, police said.

Allison had just completed a traffic stop when a motorcycle driving in a “reckless manner” passed him and he went to perform another traffic stop.

He had his blue lights and sirens activated when the deputy’s vehicle entered the nearby intersection and collided with another vehicle.

Stone said Allison appeared to avoid the crash went into the median, hit a culvert and overturned once.

Allison was ejected out of the passenger side of the vehicle during the crash, Stone said.

The deputy is currently unresponsive at Vidant.

The motorcyclist did not stop but Stone said the motorcyclist may have been unaware the deputy was pursuing him.

The sheriff said Allison was being treated at Vidant within 38 minutes of the crash thanks to help from an escort by the Highway Patrol.

Allison’s wife and 9-year-old son are in Greenville with him, Stone said.

“We are the guardians of the highway,” Stone said. “This man goes out on Thanksgiving Day to save the lives of others, and now we’re in prayers for him, trying to get our guardian to keep his life.”

A GoFundMe has been created by members of Allison’s family. More than $18,000 had been raised as of late Sunday.

Stone described Allison as a “phenomenal” law enforcement officer.

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