A deputy from the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after being involved in a wreck on South Main Street.
Deputy Gerald Wheeler was taken to St. Joseph Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his cruiser, which was headed south, struck a dump truck that was attempting to turn left from the southbound lane of Main Street onto John C. Watts Drive.
Nicholasville police officer Kevin Grimes said Wheeler was responding to an emergency call around 2 p.m. and had turned on his lights and siren as he attempted to pass traffic in the southbound lane of South Main Street, including an SUV and the dump truck.
The driver of the dump truck told police he did not see or hear Wheeler coming and went ahead and began the lefthand turn onto John C. Watts Drive when the cruiser collided with his truck, Grimes said. The driver of the truck did not suffer any injuries.