Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy involved in accident

Published On: Dec 27 2013 06:23:04 PM EST

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. 


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus