Name Released of Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Who Crashed into Gas Station
MONROE, GA. – According to a news report online from fox5atlanta.com, the name of a Georgia sheriff’s deputy who crashed into a gas station has been released. The deputy is with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and slammed into a building after trying to avoid hitting two dogs in the road in Monroe, Georgia.*
The accident happened on the morning of January 22. A Rockdale County Sheriff’s deputy was driving on Georgia Highway 10 in Monroe, when two dogs ran across the roadway. The deputy veered to avoid hitting the dogs, and his patrol vehicle left the road. The vehicle crashed into a set of bushes, a street sign, and a light pole, then struck a store sign and slammed into the side of a gas station.
The Simms Gas for Less building, located on West Spring Street, has brick exterior, and the patrol vehicle crashed through the brick and into the building. A Simms Gas employee who was inside the building at the time was injured during the crash. It is not clear how seriously the employee was injured, and his or her name was not disclosed.
The deputy has now been identified as Mike Ramsey, of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department. Ramsey sustained injuries in the crash, as well, and emergency crews took him to Piedmont Walton Hospital for treatment. His injuries were reportedly minor.
Georgia State Patrol is investigating this wreck, and Troopers have not yet provided additional information to the public.
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