Morgan County Deputy Sheriff Injured in Crash

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A Morgan County Deputy Sheriff is recovering after he crashed Tuesday night while trying to make a traffic stop.

Deputy John Mason tells WHNT News 19 that he was sitting at a 4-way stop at the intersection of Iron Man Road and Kirby Bridge Road near Hartselle, when he witnessed a driver fail to stop.  Mason says he then tried to pull that car over.

While Deputy Mason tried to catch up to the vehicle, he lost control on the slick streets.  He then ran his car into a ditch and crashed into a tree.  Mason was transported to Decatur General Hospital, and is expected to be okay.