Tuesday, June 19, 2012
June 19, 2012
Deputy and Inmates Involved in Crash
A Clay County Sheriff's Office Detention/Transport Deputy and two sentenced female inmates were involved in a motor vehicle crash this morning in the 6800 block of SR 301 in Hawthorne (Alachua County).
CCSO Deputy Heath Coleman, a 12-year CCSO veteran, was transporting the two female inmates to the Lowell Reception Center (located in Marion County) when the crash occurred shortly before 9am. Coleman was driving the agency vehicle south on SR 301 in Hawthorne when another car pulled out onto SR 301 in front of him and he was unable to avoid the collision. Both vehicles sustained major damage (t-bone type crash). Deputy Coleman was not seriously injured (assessed at scene) but the two female inmates complained of head and neck pain and were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Per agency policy, both women were hand-cuffed and secured by seat belts in the rear seat of the agency vehicle. They are Tiffany Modlin and Dorothy Ramsey.
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene (Sgt. Rooney or ACSO PIO are contacts there) and we are told the FHP will be the primary agency investigating the crash. Please contact either of these agencies for further details.