Sheriff's deputy, two others injured in Boyle County crash

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DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Three people, including a Boyle County sheriff's deputy, were taken to the hospital after a crash in Danville late Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on the bypass in Danville.

State police say the sheriff's deputy was responding to an emergency call and was traveling west on Highway 150 with his lights and sirens through a red light. That's when state police say a car with the green light hit the cruiser at the intersection of Perryville Road and Highway 150.

Police say the deputy's cruiser then spun around and hit a truck head-on. The driver and passenger in that truck were able to get out safely before it caught fire. That driver declined medical treatment.

"We have some injuries," said Mike Wilder, the director of emergency management. "I don't think they're anything that's life-threatening at this point in time in any of the people that were transported to the hospital."

The emergency management director tells us the deputy and two other people were taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, but all had minor injuries. At last check, the deputy was still being treated there.

The deputy also had a K-9 with him, but the dog is fine. All three vehicles are totaled.

A collision reconstruction unit was on scene, investigating the crash until dark. No charges are pending and alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the wreck. The scene has since been cleared.

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