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Johnson County deputy injured, 1 arrested for OWI after head-on crash

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Dec 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-17 10:27:37-05

JOHNSON COUNTY — A Johnson County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured and another person was arrested following a head-on crash early Sunday morning.

According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Clint Abbott was responding to a domestic dispute just before 3 a.m. on Sunday.

As the deputy was traveling north on Morgantown Road, just south of Old Smith Valley Road, police said a vehicle traveling south entered the northbound lane and hit the deputy's vehicle head-on.

The other vehicle was a white Toyota RAV4, driven by a 21-year-old male from Greenwood.

The deputy was transported to a transported to a trauma center. He suffered a broken leg.

The driver of the Toyota was transported to Johnson Memorial Hospital to be checked out. He was also arrested for several charges, including: operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance, driving while suspended and resisting law enforcement.

According to Johnson County Sheriff's Office, there were two crashes involving a deputy Sunday morning.

Around 1 a.m. Sergeant Troy Montgomery was on patrol, driving eastbound on King Street when a red Dodge Avenger turned from westbound to southbound in front of him.

The sergeant tried to navigate around the vehicle but was unable to do so and struck the right side of the Dodge Avenger.

Police said the driver failed to yield the right of way. He was arrested for OWI.