TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) — A Tuscumbia Police officer injured in a crash that killed one last week is home from the hospital.
Tuscumbia Chief of Police Tony Logan said Tuesday that the officer injured in an Oct. 10 crash has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home.
A man was killed and the officer was left injured after the crash last Monday night in Colbert County.
At the time Logan said the department received a call about a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Hawk Pride Mountain Road in Tuscumbia around 8:16 p.m.
When law enforcement arrived on scene, they discovered the car involved was one of their own.
Logan says the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) was immediately notified per protocol when an on-duty officer is involved in a serious incident.
Colbert County Deputy Coroner Matt Moore pronounced the pedestrian dead on the scene. The pedestrian was later identified as 60-year-old Terry Hinton.
The officer driving the marked Tuscumbia police vehicle was taken by Keller EMS to a nearby landing zone at the New Bethel Elementary School.
Logan says AirEvac landed and took the officer to Huntsville Hospital, where as of 12 p.m. Tuesday, the officer was in surgery to repair his injuries. News 19 reached out for an update on Wednesday but has not heard back.
ALEA officials will continue to investigate the incident.
Chief Logan says the department’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of everyone involved.