Monday, October 30, 2017

Sequoyah County Investigator Struck by Vehicle

At just after 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon a Sequoyah County investigator was struck by a vehicle while investigating a fatal shooting that occurred last week near Gore.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane has confirmed that Investigator Greg Smithson was struck by a distracted driver while investigating near the scene of last week's shooting north of Gore, on Hwy. 100. Lane stated that Smithson was standing on the shoulder of Hwy. 100 when he was struck by a vehicle traveling at about 30 mph.

The unidentified female driver of the car was reportedly watching deputies when she allowed her car to veer off of the road and strike Smithson.

The driver was cited by the OHP for inattentive driving. 

Smithson was taken to the ER at Sparks Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. After testing doctors determined that he did not have broken bones or internal injuries but was suffering from bruising.

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