WCSO provides update on lieutenant injured in crash

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 20, 2017

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office says a lieutenant who was injured in a crash last week is continuing to recover in the hospital.

Lt. Jeremy Johnston, 39, was seriously injured in a Thursday morning crash with a civilian vehicle while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Another deputy in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the civilian vehicle was charged with failure to yield.

On Monday, WCSO posted a photo of Lt. Johnston to their Facebook page with an update on his condition:


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 16, 2017

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Wakulla County deputy was injured in an early morning crash while responding to a call.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, two deputies in a Wakulla County Sheriff's Office SUV were responding to a domestic disturbance call around 7 a.m. with the vehicle's lights and sirens activated when their vehicle collided with another vehicle attempting to turn on County Road 61.

The WCSO vehicle overturned onto the shoulder of the roadway, according to FHP. Lt. Jeremy Johnston was a passenger in the vehicle and was temporarily trapped.

WCSO Spokesman Chris Savary told WCTV that Johnston suffered an injury to his arm and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the civilian vehicle was charged with failure to yield.

Deputy Michael Alexander was driving the WCSO vehicle. Savary says Alexander was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene.