EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDeputy Injured After Being Struck By Metal Cable In Athens County
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 4, 2013 3:33 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 4, 2013 4:06 PM EDT
Circle Hill , Athens County , Ohio
A deputy was hospitalized after being struck by a metal telephone cable in Athens County.
The Athens County Sheriff's Department was responding to a low-hanging telephone line, when a trash truck snagged it on Ohio Route 33 in Circle Hill on Friday. Reserve Deputy Matt May and Lt. John Morris were directing traffic away from a four-foot section of the telephone pole and cable that was stretched across U.S. Route 23. The department said a semi-truck drove over the cable section, when it snagged and snapped Deputy May in the neck, flipping him onto the highway.
Deputy May suffered injuries to his neck and face and was transferred to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. May is expected to be all right.
The Plains Fire Department removed the cable wire. The Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation.
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