Sheriff seriously injured after crash

April 19, 2008 3:53:54 PM PDT
A Napa County sheriff's deputy had to be airlifted with major injuries after crashing his cruiser while responding to a call.

Deputy Steve Paris lost control of his car on Highway 29 in St. Helena just after midnight. CHP says he struck another deputy's vehicle and plowed into a tree, bursting into flames. The second sheriff's deputy was only slightly hurt. Both were headed to a stabbing in Bothe State Park.