According to the sheriff’s office, a 44-year-old man driving a Nissan Altima southbound at 12399 Jones Road made an unprotected left turn from a flashing yellow signal in front of the deputy.
The deputy was driving northbound on Jones Road when the two crashed, nearly head-on. The deputy’s patrol unit then hit a utility pole.
The driver of the Nissan went into cardiac arrest at the scene, but first responders performed CPR and were able to bring him back.
The driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
In an update on Twitter, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the man died at the hospital.
“Our condolences go out to his family,” the sheriff said.
Update #3 for crash scene on Jones: based on preliminary info, it appears the driver of a Nissan Altima, made an unprotected left turn from a flashing yellow signal. The deputy was traveling n/b on Jones when the two collided. The driver of the Altima is suspected of being 1/2 https://t.co/N1VBF0Gr8h
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) April 6, 2022
The deputy was also taken to the hospital, but has since been released.
Gonzalez said the driver who died was suspected of being intoxicated.
The crash is under investigation.
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