Morning rollover on FM 3389 sends deputy to East Texas Medical Center
By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor
April 15, 2008 - A sheriff's deputy is being treated at East Texas Medical Center for injuries sustained in a vehicle crash this morning just south of Interstate 30.
Emergency dispatchers shortly after 6:30 this morning received a 911 call from an FM 3389 resident who reported a crash involving the officer's personal vehicle. Arbala and Hopkins County firefighters responded at the scene, along with Hopkins County Sheriff's Deputy Corley Weatherford, Reserve Larry Maynard, Cpl. Tanner Crump, Lt. Henry Turner and Sgt. Toney Hurley. Hopkins County Emergency Medical Servics was also dispatched to the scene.
Hopkins County Sheriff's Sgt. Glynda Chester was traveling on 3389 to town in her personal vehicle. Less than a mile south of Interstate 30, her vehicle went off the roadway and overturned, ejecting the HCSO DARE officer into the grass nearby. The vehicle landed on the driver's side, responders reported from the scene.
Firefighters and paramedics reported Chester to be conscious and alert while they attended her injuries, which appeared to include possible back and side injuries, as well as obvious cuts and abrasions. A Life Star helicopter landed on the road in front of the wreck then flew Chester to ETMC-Tyler, where she remained in guarded condition around lunch time.