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Scott County Sheriff's Deputy airlifted to UofL Hospital after serious crash

The officer was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital. Their condition is unknown.

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind. — A southern Indiana sheriff's deputy was seriously injured in a crash on Wednesday, police said.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office said Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Black, 58, was involved in a serious crash while on patrol in Austin, Indiana around 2:30 p.m.

According to police, the crash happened on State Road 256 near Mann Avenue. It's unclear at this time how the crash occurred. 

Police said the deputy was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter for treatment. 

Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin said Black was "busted up," but expected to survive his injuries. Goodin said the deputy suffered multiple broken bones and may need surgery.

It is unknown at this time if the driver in the other vehicle suffered any injuries.

Officials said the Austin City Police Department is investigating the crash.

This story will be updated once more information becomes available.

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