Lee County Deputy & K9 Injured in Accident -
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -
Sheriff Jay Jones says one of his deputies was airlifted to Columbus Regional Sunday morning after being involved in a single car accident around 3 a.m. CST.
The sheriff says the deputy was on patrol with his K9 in the car on Hwy 51 south in Opelika when he encountered a deer and ran off the road, hitting a concrete culvert.
The 12 year veteran suffered injuries to his face and is still being treated at the medical center, but is going to okay.
Mike, the Belgian Malinois, was also injured and taken to the small animal clinic at Auburn Univ.'s Vet School. The extent of his injuries is unclear, but he is also expected to make a full recovery.