Columbia Co. deputy hit while riding bike on Furys Ferry Road

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Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- News 12 has learned an off-duty Columbia County Sheriff's Office bicycle deputy was hit by a truck along Furys Ferry Road on Monday afternoon.

Capt. Steve Morris says 60-year-old Deputy Mark Benson is a 16-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office.

Benson was riding his personal bicycle in McCormick County at about 3:15 p.m. when he was hit.

Benson is said to be in fair condition.

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