Deputy Involved In Crash While Assisting First Responder Get to Hospital

A deputy was involved in a crash on Lone Oak Road while escorting a first responder to the hospital who collapsed while responding to another accident. Police say one of the first responders collapsed without a pulse and wasn’t breathing. Crews attempted to resuscitate the first responder. Police were told by another deputy that he was escorting the ambulance on Lone Oak Road, approaching Highland Boulevard, in the inside lane when he noticed traffic stopped in front of him. He said he tried to change lanes and his cruiser clipped the rear passenger side of a 2004 Buick Ranier, driven by 56 year-old Steven Obermark. The deputy reported that is cruiser spun around, hit the curb and ran off the road. He said he tried to correct the cruiser, but it collided with the side of a 2000 Dodge Ram driven by 25 year-old Tyler Edwards. The drivers of the two vehicles were not hurt in the crash.  Deputies say Edwards was takenambulance to an area hospital for treatment of possible injuries. The first responder that was being taken to the hospital made it safely. There is no update on their condition.

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