Deputy trapped in vehicle during crash, suffers non-life threatening injuries

Published 12:05 pm Friday, August 18, 2017

A sheriff’s deputy working off-duty traffic control was trapped in his vehicle during a crash but suffered minor injuries.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy was working traffic control at the crossover intersection at the ExxonMobil Refinery on U.S. 90 in Beaumont when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by another vehicle, according to a press release from the JSCO.

The deputy was trapped inside the vehicle and was extricated by Emergency Service District 3. He was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life threating injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also transported to an area hospital for minor injuries. Both were treated and released.

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ExxonMobil has hired several deputies to work traffic control on U.S. 90 at their refinery on U.S. 90 since the start of the refinery expansion.

“We would like to remind everyone to drive with caution through this area and pay attention to any electronic signs, since this project will be continuing for at least another 18 months,” JSCO Deputy Marcus McLellan said.