HELMER, Ind. -- Authorities say a northern Indiana reserve sheriff's deputy was trapped in the wreckage of his patrol car for more than an hour following a crash that left him seriously injured.
WPTA-TV reports 34-year-old Steuben County sheriff's reserve deputy Adam Meeks was on his way to help DeKalb County police when a car pulled out in front of him Saturday night.
Meeks swerved to avoid that car but he hit a tree, leaving him pinned inside for more than an hour before fire crews extricated him from the wreckage.
The Fremont man was airlifted to a hospital with head, ankle, and wrist injuries and remained in serious condition Sunday.