Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Injury Crash in Wakulla County, Florida
WAKULLA COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story posted at wtxl.com, a sheriff’s deputy was involved in an injury-causing vehicle crash in Wakulla County, Florida. The deputy and the driver of the other vehicle were seriously injured in the crash, according to the news story.*
Around midnight on April 11, a Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputy was driving his patrol vehicle near Crawford Highway and State Road 267. Where the two roadways meet, the deputy was somehow involved in a crash with a Ford F-350. After the collision, the deputy’s vehicle hit a power pole, while the Ford traveled off the road.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find that the deputy was trapped in his vehicle. According to WTXL, both the deputy and the driver of the Ford were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The news report said that the deputy was in stable condition, but it did not list the current condition of the other driver.
The news report identified the deputy as a 30-year-old man and the Ford driver as a 21-year-old man from Tallahassee, Florida. It does not appear that any passengers were in either vehicle when the crash took place.
A traffic light was out at the scene of the accident due to the wreck, and crews repaired it as soon as possible. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are still investigating the accident. At the time of the WTXL report’s posting online, Troopers had not released information about how the crash occurred or what factors might have contributed to the accident.
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