On the night of May 16 a deputy had a one vehicle accident while responding to an emergency call in the north western part of the county. Deputy Brady Graham was on Highway 190 west of the Thompson River Bridge and lost control of the patrol car which caused the car to travel off the roadway causing extensive damage to the vehicle. Deputy Graham did not seek immediate medical attention. The accident is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. We have reviewed the in-car camera system and it appears the deputy had reached a speed of 92 M.P.H. at one point prior to the crash. We will further review the accident report in addition to our office policies as we review all internal accidents. Fortunately this was a one car crash and no one was seriously injured. Deputy Graham's pride and body are probably rather sore today but we are glad he is OK.
The patrol car was a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria with over 140,000 miles and had recently had the air bag system worked on; however the air bags did not deploy on this incident.