Police officer seriously injured in crash

10:54 AM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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GUYTON, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say an Effingham County sheriff's deputy is recovering from injuries he suffered during a rollover crash.

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Cantrell and his K-9 partner J.O. were in a cruiser with its lights and sirens on when the driver in front of them slammed on his brakes.

Cantrell swerved, lost control of the vehicle and rolled into a ditch. Authorities say Cantrell and the police dog were pinned inside the cruiser for over 30 minutes.

The officer was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center and his K-9 partner is also being treated for minor injuries.

The other driver - identified as Rhett Cash of Rincon - has been cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Guyton is about 20 miles west of Savannah.

 

Associated Press

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