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Deputies: Attempted murder suspect crashes car on I-95

Posted on November 21, 2021

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This wreckage is what's left after sheriff's deputies say a driver tried to run from authorities on Interstate 95. The driver, wanted for an attempted murder charge, tried to escape after an attempted traffic stop and was hospitalized after being extricated from the vehicle, according to authorities.

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This wreckage is what's left after sheriff's deputies say a driver tried to run from authorities on Interstate 95. The driver, wanted for an attempted murder charge, tried to escape after an attempted traffic stop and was hospitalized after being extricated from the vehicle, according to authorities.

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ROCKY MOUNT — A city man wanted on an attempted murder charge crashed into and flipped a tractor-trailer trying to escape a Nash County deputy Friday afternoon on Interstate 95, according to authorities.

Ronaldo Vadal Wesson, 25, of Autry Road in Rocky Mount sped away from a deputy and caused a major wreck on I-95, said Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

A Nash County deputy working a saturated patrol tried to stop a Hyundai on Benvenue Road/N.C. 43 and Halifax Road for a moving violation around 3:40 p.m. The Hyundai driver slowed down, but didn’t stop.

Then the car took off onto the I-95 ramp, Medina said.

“The deputy continued to follow the Hyundai and maintained a view of the vehicle,” Medina said in a news release. “The deputy notified Nash County Communications about the increasing vehicle traffic and the careless actions of the Hyundai as it drove all over the road, switching lanes and even driving on the grass of the shoulder side to pass other vehicles. To maintain the safety of the nearby motoring public, the deputy discontinued chasing the Hyundai and relayed to Nash County Communications the vehicle was taking the I-95 exit 145.”

The Hyundai struck a tractor-trailer, causing the truck to flip onto its side at the top of the bridge, the deputy found upon reaching the exit.

As the deputy stopped at the tractor-trailer to check on its driver, the Hyundai could be seen wrecked and stationary as a result of the collison, Medina said.

“The driver of the Hyundai was awake and alert, but pinned inside of the wrecked Hyundai,” Medina said. “Additional first responder units arrived at the scene and the Hyundai operator was eventually extricated.”

Authorities identified Wesson as the driver. Nash County EMS took him to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.

Wesson was wanted in an assault reported earlier this month. He’s charged with attempted second-degree murder, assault inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, discharging a firearm inside the city limits, second-degree trespassing and three counts of causing injury to real property.

For the wreck, deputies charged Wesson with fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. He remained in the hospital as of Saturday night.

Wesson also has pending court dates on charges of resisting a police officer, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the state’s criminal court calendar.

Wesson has a prior criminal conviction of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

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