2 Injured In Officer Involved Collision In Williamson County

2 Injured In Officer Involved Collision In Williamson County

CREATED Apr 3, 2014

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. – Two people were injured Thursday night in an officer-involved crash in Williamson County.

The incident was reported just after 7 p.m. on Highway 96.

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said 36-year-old Deputy Sheriff Samson Smith and 62-year-old William Ladd were injured when Ladd failed to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Troopers said both vehicles were traveling eastbound when Ladd slowed down and made a left turn, directly in the path of the oncoming deputy's vehicle.

Smith's emergency sirens were said to be on at the time of the incident.

The two vehicles collided and Ladd's truck exited the roadway and came to a rest in a ditch.

Ladd was charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, having an open container of alcohol and a registration violation.

Both Ladd and Smith were transported by ambulance to Williamson County Medical Center.