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Update: Injured Anderson Co. Deputy recovering at home

ANDERSON CO., July 15, 2014—UPDATE: The Anderson County Deputy seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident earlier this month is now recovering at home, according to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor.

Deputy Donnie Myers was hospitalized with multiple injuries, including broken vertebrae, after an unknown medical condition caused him to lose consciousness while driving his patrol car. The car then left the roadway, crashing through a fence at the First Presbyterian Church in Palestine, and into a second fence before coming to a stop.

According to Sheriff Taylor, Deputy Myers has been released to his home and is expected to possibly return to work, in some capacity, within the next few weeks.

A benefit account has been established for those who wish to make a donation to assist Deputy Myers and his family with medical expenses. Those wishing to donate may give to the Deputy Donnie Myers Jr. Benefit Account at Prosperity Bank in Palestine.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Sheriff Taylor about the deputy’s status at this time. Click below for more.

 

Update 1

ANDERSON CO., July 7, 2014— UPDATE: An underlying medical condition has been found to be the cause loss of consciousness for an Anderson County Deputy last week, which resulted in the Deputy becoming involved in a one-vehicle accident, according to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Donnie Myers remains hospitalized after a medical issue on July 2, caused loss of consciousness and resulted in his vehicle leaving the roadway, crashing through a fence at the First Presbyterian Church, and running into a second fence.

Deputy Myers also sustained multiple injuries as a result of the accident, including several broken vertebrae.

A benefit account has been established for those who wish to make a donation to assist Deputy Myers and his family with medical expenses. Those wishing to donate may give to the Deputy Donnie Myers Jr. Benefit Account at Prosperity Bank in Palestine.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Sheriff Taylor about the benefit account. Click below for more.

 

Original Story

ANDERSON CO., July 3, 2014— An Anderson County Deputy remains hospitalized after a one-vehicle accident which occurred on Wednesday, according to D.P.S. Trooper Ricky Jones.

According to Trooper Jones, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Donnie Myers was on-duty and driving eastbound on Spring Street when he became unconscious and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway, crashing through a fence at the First Presbyterian Church, and running into a second fence where it came to rest. It is unclear what caused Deputy Myers to lose consciousness.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Trooper Jones about the accident. Click below for more.  

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