Richmond Co. deputy recovering after I-520 crash

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A Richmond County deputy is one of three people recovering at a local hospital after a crash on Bobby Jones Expressway Tuesday morning.

At 11:39 a.m., Deputy Douglas Kirkland was traveling on I-520 near the Deans Bridge Rd. exit. A silver Tahoe traveling in the same direction attempted to merge into another lane and struck the side of another vehicle. Both vehicles lost control and crashed into the rear of Deputy Kirkland's patrol car.

Deputy Kirkland and the other two drivers reportedly suffered minor injuries and are being treated at Augusta University Medical Center.

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