McDuffie County crash briefly sends deputy to hospital

McDuffie County Sheriff's Office
McDuffie County Sheriff's Office(Contributed)
Published: Oct. 21, 2022 at 2:12 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A car slammed into a McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office vehicle that had stopped behind a disabled commercial vehicle on Interstate 20.

The crash briefly sent a deputy to the hospital, but he was quickly released.

The crash occurred in the right, eastbound lane of travel of I-20 in McDuffie County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.


A commercial vehicle had broken down in the right eastbound lane and a deputy was behind the disabled vehicle with his emergency lights on.

A Toyota Corolla struck the rear of the patrol car.

The driver stated he had fallen asleep due to driving from Mississippi, according to a Georgia State Patrol preliminary report.

“The driver had well over half a mile site distance as he approached the emergency lights on the patrol vehicle,” the report stated.

The driver of the Corolla was issued a citation.

The deputy was transported to a hospital but released a short time later, according to the patrol.