Jones County police vehicle smashed in head-on collision

A Jones County Sheriff's deputy and a 17-year-old were hospitalized after a head-on collision Tuesday.

Authorities said around 1:00 p.m. the driver of a green Ford Contour attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-pass zone on Busch Dairy Road in Jones County.

When the vehicle came over a hill in the wrong lane, it collided with the vehicle of Jones County Sheriff's Deputy John Carter.

Sheriff Alex Hodge said both drivers were taken to South Central Regional Hospital with minor injuries.