Lamar county deputy identified in multi-vehicle collision

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar County Sheriff's Deputy involved in a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy 589 and Hwy 98 Friday night is recovering at Forrest General Hospital.

"Deputy Mike Wahl is in good condition and has been moved to a private room," said Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel. " His injuries were not life threatening, but he came with in inches of changing his life," said Rigel.

The incident took place around 8:00 p.m. and involved three vehicles. Rigel said the officer was transported by ambulance from the scene.

Officials say the officer was responding to a domestic call when he was struck going through a green light at the Lamar county intersection.

According to witnesses at the scene, the officer had a green light as he was going through the intersection, and was struck by a vehicle in the intersection.

According to officials, no one was charged in connection with the accident, but a person involved was jailed in Jeff Davis County on a mental writ.

Mississippi Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

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