Arizona man seriously injured after crashing into Dade County deputy assisting work crew on I-59
According to the Georgia State Patrol: "On June 7, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Post 41 Troopers were notified of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 59 at Mile Marker 11 in Dade County involving a Dade County Sheriff's vehicle and a complete closure of the southbound lanes. The investigation into this crash shows that a marked Dade County Sheriff's Department vehicle was parked in the inside southbound lane assisting with traffic control for a highway work crew. The patrol vehicle was stopped with all its blue warning lights on when it was struck in the rear by a Nissan Versa. After impact, the Versa veered to the right and struck a guardrail face before coming to a final uncontrolled rest in the outside southbound lane. The patrol vehicle traveled into the center median before coming to a final uncontrolled rest. The Dade County Deputy, Trevor Newsom, age 27, was transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan, Jason Phillip, age 39 of Phoenix, AZ, was airlifted to Erlanger with serious injuries and his condition is unknown. Interstate 59 was closed for about two hours due to this crash. The crash report is not complete."