Audrain Country Sheriff's deputy vehicle hit at near-highway speed
An Audrain County Sheriff's deputy was struck by an approaching vehicle at near-highway speed Thursday night, according to the sheriff's department.
The deputy, identified as Justin Landis, was stopped on eastbound Highway 54 when an eastbound car rear-ended his patrol car.
Landis was transported to a nearby hospital with neck and back injuries. He was released after imaging showed nothing broken.
The impact caused the deputy's driver's seat and headrest to break and rendered his patrol vehicle undrivable.
The driver of the approaching vehicle was "shaken up, sore," and was transported by private vehicle to be checked at a hospital, as well.