LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI – On Tuesday January 6th, 2015 at around 10:15 am, an Ingham County Sheriff Deputy was policing a 2-car non-injury accident on I-96 near Wallace Rd. in Leroy Township. The patrol vehicle, as well as the vehicles involved in the accident, had pulled to the shoulder of the highway.
While policing the accident, the Deputy’s vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling at around 75 mph.
The Deputy was evaluated at a local hospital for possible injury and released a short time later, uninjured.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the Deputy was not injured and was cited for Careless Driving.
Drivers are reminded that Michigan Law requires you to move over one lane, or slow down for stopped Emergency Vehicles. This includes tow trucks.