UPDATE: Identity of Covington County Sheriff's Deputy Released
Posted by: April LaDonna
Date: Apr 18 2014 12:37 PM
This morning, a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Covington County Sheriff's Deputy. He is identified as Deputy Heath Kelly, according to the Alabama State Troopers.
According to Troopers, deputy Kelly was on duty when the patrol car he was driving, and another vehicle crashed. The crash happened around 7:40 am on Hwy. 55 near South Bypass. He was transported to Andalusia Regional Hospital where medical officials pronounced him dead.
The driver of the second vehicle, a white SUV, was also transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate the crash, but are not releasing any other information at this time.
It is reported Deputy Kelly was en route to a report of an overturned vehicle when he lost control of the unit he was driving.