Cullman deputy, K-9 continue to improve after being injured in wreck

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CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said Deputy Adam Clark, who was injured earlier this week in a wreck, continues to improve but was still in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.

Gentry also gave more details about the wreck, which happened in the early morning hours of Feb. 11 on Highway 69 near Bremen and also injured his K-9 partner, Figo.

Gentry said Clark did not answer his radio, so dispatchers and deputies began looking for him. They found the general area where he crashed with the GPS unit in his vehicle. He was found in a ravine about an hour after the search began, Gentry said.

Cullman EMS and first responders pulled Clark out of the vehicle and he was taken to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition. Clark has made progress in recovering since then, Gentry said.

"We're not out of danger yet, but we're making progress in a critical situation, which is a blessing," he said.

Figo is being treated at Auburn University, according to Gentry.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the wreck, which Gentry said was caused by weather conditions in the area at the time.