Update on Monday morning crash with Floyd Sheriff’s deputy, inmates: Two inmates, another motorist injured.

Update on Monday morning crash with Floyd Sheriff’s deputy, inmates: Two inmates, another motorist injured.

Vehicle 1 is the sheriff’s cruiser in this recreation from the Georgia State Patrol. Courtesy of WRGA.

 

From WRGA: Three people were injured following a wreck involving a Floyd County Sheriff’s Office vehicle on I-75 Monday morning. The wreck occurred around 7:18 a.m. near mile marker 265 in Cobb County.

According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was transporting two inmates when the wreck occurred.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the sheriff’s office vehicle (a 2012 Dodge Charger) driven by 37-year old Nicholas Deaton struck a 2004 Lexus in the left rear.

The Lexus rolled multiple times before coming to rest upright while the Charger slid across two lanes before coming to rest.

The driver of the Lexus, 52-year old Lynette Minnick of Dallas, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Kennestone Hospital.

A passenger in the sheriff’s cruiser, 48-year old Antonio Gomez of Rome, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to the hospital with what was listed as serious or visible injuries.

Another passenger, 18-year old Gregory Jackson, also of Rome, also was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

Deaton was not hurt.

PREVIOUSLY

Media release: Earlier this morning a deputy with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a car wreck on I-75 in Cobb County while transporting two inmates to another facility. Georgia State Patrol is working the wreck while local agencies are assisting us by taking the inmates to be checked out at an area hospital for injuries. We have deputies enroute to assist as well. More details will be released as they become available.

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