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Details emerge on wreck that sent Richmond County deputy to hospital

Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 3:09 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Richmond County deputy was hurt in a crash blamed on a driver who ran a red light and fled the scene of the wreck on foot, according to newly released details.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday described the wreck that happened Monday evening as Deputy Christina Dunn was responding to an emergency call using her lights and siren.

Witnesses reported that as she was traveling south on Highland Avenue, she had the green light at Highland’s intersection with Gordon Highway. Her vehicle collided with a Hyundai Elantra that had run the red light while traveling east on Gordon Highway, according to deputies. A Dodge Ram pickup was also struck by the Elantra, deputies reported.

The driver of the Elantra fled the scene on foot and remains at-large.

The driver of the Dodge Ram was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

Dunn was transported by ambulance to Augusta University Medical Center emergency room, where she was treated for minor injuries before being released.

Dunn was hired by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in June 2020. She is assigned to the road patrol division.

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