COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an undercover officer with a regional drug task force was killed and another member of the unit seriously injured when their pickup truck crashed in Columbus.
Police say the wreck happened as the two agents were on their way to help another officer around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Columbus police Cpl. Thomas Keith Slay, a 53-year-old officer, died of his injuries at The Medical Center.
Heath Taylor, the sheriff in nearby Russell County, Ala., said Russell County sheriff's Deputy Brad Evans suffered head injuries in the crash and underwent surgery at the hospital. Taylor said the deputy was in critical condition in the intensive care unit Tuesday night.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/15tZjkR) that both officers were assigned to the multi-agency drug task force.
Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com
Created: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:15:31 EST
Updated: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:15:31 EST