Dyer Co. deputy ejected from vehicle in morning crash

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — A one vehicle crash in Crockett County sent a Dyer County sheriff’s deputy to the hospital Wednesday, according to investigators.

“He was traveling towards Dyersburg and at some point lost control,” Crockett County Sheriff Troy Klyce said. “We don’t really know how.”
Klyce said the crash happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Highway 412 and Highway 88. “Went through the median and crossed the other side of 412 and landed here on the side of the highway,” he said.
Klyce said the truck flipped several times and the deputy was ejected. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said he was off-duty at the time.
Investigators said the deputy went by ambulance to the hospital in Jackson because the weather prevented a medical helicopter from picking him up. Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box said the deputy then went to Regional One Health Medical Center in Memphis.
Troopers said they had to shut down two lanes of Highway 412 for about 40 minutes.
“They could just take the ramp coming from Dyersburg up and on 88 and then go back down the other ramp back on to 412,” Klyce said.
Klyce asked for prayers for the deputy, his family, and the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office.
Box said the deputy is in critical condition.
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