McKenzie Police Chief's Condition Improves

7 Eyewitness News Staff

Good news for McKenzie Police Chief Bobby Pate as family told 7 Eyewitness News the chief is out of intensive care and in a private room.

Last week, the chief was injured when he wrecked his motorcycle on his way to escort the Bethel University in-line hockey team that was returning home after winning a national championship.

Pate underwent hours of surgery to repair broken ribs and injuries to his neck, back and head.

A THP report indicated Pate ran off the road and into the median off Highway 22 in McKenzie .


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