LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A Lauderdale County deputy remains in intensive care after a serious crash over the weekend.
However, the community is stepping up for him and his family.
Sheriff Rick Singleton said Austin Hill was involved in a one vehicle crash in his patrol car in the area of County Road 139, northwest of Zip City. He said it started when Hill responded to calls of drug activity in the area, then he spotted the vehicle in question.
"Apparently he turned around and was about to get involved in a pursuit when he wrecked," Singleton explained. "He's banged up pretty bad."
"Some of his classmates from high school set up a Gofundme account to help the family with expenses. This is going to be a long drawn out process."
State Troopers are investigating the incident. If you want to help Hill in his recovery, you can donate here.
If you'd like to get involved in the "Yellow Dot Program", you can pick up pamphlets from the Sheriff's office. They will also hold community events to pass them out.