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Montgomery County Deputy severely injured

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham says a sheriff’s deputy is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash.

21-year-old Deputy Jermyius Young is in Baptist South Hospital according to officials.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported the accident took place Wednesday about 7 p.m. in the 4500 block of Hobbie Road in Montgomery County.

Officials with ALEA confirmed Young was on-duty and driving his patrol vehicle at the time of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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