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JSO sergeant injured in crash on I-10

2 other people also suffered minor injuries

A police cruiser was involved in a crash Thursday on I-10. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A sergeant with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and two other people were injured in a crash Thursday on Interstate 10, authorities said.

The crash happened about 5 p.m. on eastbound I-10 near Chaffee Road as it was pouring rain, according to JSO Lt. Rich Buoye.

Buoye said the JSO sergeant was traveling in the far left lane in her marked patrol car when she saw a single-car crash on the grass embankment on the right side of the interstate. Buoye said the sergeant activated her emergency lights and began to slowly move across the interstate to try to help when the driver of a Volvo in the center lane braked hard, forcing a semitractor-trailer directly behind the Volvo to brake hard and swerve into the left lane to try to avoid the Volvo. The Sheriff’s Office said the semi then “had a glancing blow” with the Volvo and rear-ended the patrol car, causing it to spin into the center lane.

The sergeant was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Volvo and the passenger in the vehicle were also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

According to Buoye, the semi driver is being cited, and the Volvo driver is being cited for a suspended license and no proof of insurance