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One airlifted after deputy-involved crash in Hernando County

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Posted at 8:34 PM, Nov 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-26 22:44:31-05

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla — A Hernando Sheriff deputy and a K-9 were in a serious accident at Cortez and Jasmine Friday night.

Officials say both the Deputy and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to the ER.

At the time of the crash, Deputy Johnathan Weeks (K-9) was responding to a call for service regarding an armed suicidal person. Deputy Weeks had his emergency lights and siren activated.

The driver of the other vehicle was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The passenger wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was airlifted to Bayonet in Pasco County.

Deputy Weeks was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. K-9 Meck was transported (by deputies) to Animal Emergency of Hernando for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. K-9 Meck will remain at the animal hospital overnight, for observation.

None of the injuries sustained as a result of the crash are life-threatening. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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Deputies have blocked the road for the investigation.