Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy involved in accident

Author: Nicholas Jones, Associate producer, njones@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 27 2013 06:23:04 PM EST
Bowden Rd. Accident involving officer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a crash Tuesday night on the Southside. 

It happened at about 11 p.m., and all lanes of Bowden Rd. at I-95 were shut down. 

JSO said 67-year-old Diana Lynn Stephenson was travelling west on Bowden Rd. They said the officer, Gary Lyon, was traveling east, and they were both approaching the I-95 on-ramp.

A witness said the officer's vehicle suddenly swerved to the outside lane, and the woman's van hit the deputy's cruiser. 

Stephenson said she was making a left turn and she thought she had a green turn arrow. She said a warning light came up on her dashboard, and when she looked back she was blinded by a bright light. Stephenson said she never saw the officer's vehicle. 

Lyon was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Stephenson was cited for careless and negligent driving.