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Henry County deputy taken to hospital after pursuit crash

BASSETT, VA – A Henry County sheriff's deputy has been taken to the hospital and a suspect is in custody after a pursuit.

The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Elf Trail in Bassett.

According to Virginia State Police, the deputy received non-life-threatening injuries after his patrol vehicle collided into a tree.

He was transported to Sovah Health in Martinsville by the Henry County Department of Public Safety.

State Police say the suspect was later apprehended in Patrick County.

At this time, it is unclear why the suspect was being pursued.

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