UPDATED: Covington County Deputy Killed this Morning Responding to a WreckMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Apr 18 2014 10:41 AM
Covington county deputy killed this morning responding to crash. Just happened about an hour or so ago. No other information is available at this time but we will update shortly.
Officials are still on the scene of an accident this morning involving a Covington County Sheriff’s Department deputy on Ala. Hwy. 55, just south of Samurai Steakhouse.
Although no official information has been released, initial reports indicated the deputy was responding to an earlier car accident farther south on the highway at the time of the accident.
Officials on the scene declined to comment as the investigation is ongoing.
(courtesy Andalusia Star News) Click below to access their website
DOTHAN POST – A two-vehicle crash this morning, April 18, claimed the life of a Covington County Sheriff’s deputy. The crash occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Alabama 55 near the intersection of Alabama 55 and South Bypass. Deputy Heath Kelly was transported from the scene by ambulance to Andalusia Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle also was transported from the scene by ambulance to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. The deputy was on duty and responding to a crash with injuries and an overturned vehicle. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.