Williamson County sheriff's deputy hit by car on I-65 - WKRN News 2

Williamson County sheriff's deputy hit by car on I-65

Posted: Updated: Dec 3, 2012 5:56 PM CST
The sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. -

A Williamson County sheriff's deputy conducting a traffic stop was struck by a car Monday morning on Interstate 65 in Spring Hill.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the Saturn Parkway exit.

Sharon Puckett, spokesperson for the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, told Nashville's News 2 the deputy, Kevin Jones, was seated in his patrol car with an out-of-state officer when their car was hit by a passing motorist.

The two officers were pinned in the vehicle for several minutes and had to be extricated.

Deputy Jones was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

He was treated and released late Monday afternoon, Puckett said.

"They are very fortunate they weren't standing outside the car on the roadway.  It could have been much worse," Puckett told Nashville's News 2.

The out-of-state officer and female driver of the SUV who hit the officers were taken to Williamson Medical Center with minor injuries.  They have also since been released.

Puckett said it appears the driver was attempting to follow the move over law but when she tried to move into the left lane she noticed an oncoming car. The driver then switched back to the right lane and overcorrected striking the deputy's unmarked car.

Traffic was backed up for several miles immediately following the wreck.  The scene has since been cleared.

Jones is a longtime deputy of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.

The crash is under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

No charges have been filed.

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