Local man, deputy injured after officer's vehicle slams into mobile home


LEXINGTON, Okla. (KFOR) — A Lexington resident and a deputy are recovering from injuries after the deputy failed to make a turn and slammed into a home.

“Thought we woke up to a nightmare but it was actually real,” Elina Walker told News 4. “I woke up and saw the flashing lights coming through my bedroom door.”

Those lights were coming from a deputy’s vehicle after it crashed through Walker’s home.

Her mom, Angela Helm, said she’s thankful she wasn’t sleeping in a recliner in the living room like she usually does when the car came crashing through.

“Thank the good Lord above because if I had been there, I would have been in the recliner that the cop car hit and I probably would not be here today,” Helm said.

As for her son, Stephen, who’s been battling MS and cerebral palsy all his life, he is now dealing with injuries to his foot.

“He’s in a lot of pain. The swelling is bad in his foot,” Helm said.

Helm said doctors are waiting for the swelling to go down to determine if it’s broken.

“It’s unfortunate and it’s something we don’t want to happen,” Sheriff Todd Gibson with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office said.

Gibson told News 4 the deputy was responding to a call of someone standing at the end of a road screaming when, for an unknown reason, he missed a turn and swerved.

“The investigation has been turned over to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to determine why the deputy left the roadway and what were the causes of the accident,” Gibson said.

Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt and no lives were lost.

“It’s just a thing where I got human lives that are still here,” Helm said.

Gibson said he called the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to investigate the cause of the crash.

He also said the CCSO will be taking care of the cost for the damages.

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