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A Jasper County sheriff’s deputy involved in a two-vehicle crash on I-95 Tuesday afternoon was transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with non-life-threatening injuries, S.C. Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Matt Southern said Tuesday.

A female passenger in the other vehicle also was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The deputy was making a U-turn on the interstate at about mile marker 10 when his Chevy 2500 pickup collided with a Ford F250 pulling a Uhaul trailer with a car attached, Southern said.

The two vehicles collided in the median about 1:30 p.m., he said.

“We are still trying to figure out exactly what happened in the wreck,” Southern said.

Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus posted about the accident on Facebook Tuesday afternoon.

“Prayers are appreciated at this time,” the post says.

A call to the Sheriff’s Office was not immediately returned.

The Sheriff’s Office and Hardeeville Police Department were searching for an unidentified suspect in the area of 10-mile marker on I-95 before noon on Tuesday.

The suspect, considered armed and dangerous, was apprehended several hours later and faces charges of kidnapping, carjacking and armed robbery, according to Hardeeville Police Chief Sam Woodward.

Teresa Moss is a crime and public safety reporter for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette. She has worked as a journalist for 16-years for newspapers in Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas.
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