On Friday, just before 7 p.m., a Hernando County Sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Jasmine Drive in Brooksville.

K-9 Deputy Involved In Brooksville Crash On Cortez, One Airlifted

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL. – On Friday, just before 7 p.m., a Hernando County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Jasmine Drive in Brooksville.

At the time of the crash, Deputy Johnathan Weeks (K-9) was responding to a call for service regarding an armed suicidal person.  Deputy Weeks was traveling in emergency mode, with his emergency lights and siren activated.

The other vehicle involved in the crash was occupied by two adults. 

Deputies say the driver was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. 

The passenger, who was unrestrained, was airlifted to a local trauma center as a precaution.

Deputy Weeks was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

K-9 Meck was transported (by deputies) to Animal Emergency of Hernando for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.  K-9 Meck will remain at the animal hospital overnight, for observation.

The initial assessment by medical personnel indicates that none of the injuries sustained as a result of the crash are life-threatening.

The traffic crash is under investigation and we will update this story when more details are released.

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