Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Cody Harrell was taken to Baptist Health Corbin after his cruiser struck a pickup truck head-on Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff Colan Harrell said Deputy Harrell was travelling on Deep Branch Road off of Ky. 92 East in the Maple Creek community when he met a pickup truck coming in the opposite direction.
“There was just no place for them to go,” Sheriff Harrell said of Deputy Harrell and the driver of the pickup truck, noting Deputy Harrell had his lights and sirens activated, but the road is only about 12 feet wide.
Cody Harrell was taken to the hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released.
Sheriff Harrell said the driver of the pickup truck was not injured.
Sheriff Harrell said the cruiser involved was one of the department’s newer vehicles. Though. it was towed from the scene, the damage is repairable.
Sheriff Harrell said this is the first wreck Cody Harrell has been involved in while on duty.
“He did have a wreck where someone hit his pickup truck,” Sheriff Harrell said of the five-year veteran of the sheriff’s department.