Knox City Police Sergeant Injured in 2-Vehicle Accident in Front of the VFW

A two-vehicle accident involving a passenger car and a police vehicle took place on Saturday in front of the Knox VFW.

Around 12 p.m. on August 4th, Knox City Police Sergeant Chad Dulin was conducting an escort for vehicles leaving the VFW.

A crash report indicates that Sgt. Dulin had his emergency red and blue lights on as he pulled out of the VFW southbound onto Heaton Street (US 35). He was traveling in the right-hand lane when he began to turn left to block off northbound traffic and was struck by an oncoming passenger vehicle that failed to yield.

Image Included in Crash Report provided by Knox City Police Chief Harold Smith

The vehicle that struck the police car was a gray 2017 Ford Fusion driven by 23-year-old Amanda Zehner, of Knox. She was traveling southbound on Heaton Street when she observed the fully marked police vehicle with its lights on, in the lane next to her.

According to the crash report, she stated that she thought the police vehicle was going to continue driving southbound on Heaton rather than turning, which is what reportedly caused the collision.

Officials report that Zehner experienced neck pain but refused treatment and 39-year-old Dulin suffered from head pain after the crash and was transported from the scene with incapacitating injuries.

Both motorists were wearing their seatbelts at the time. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in this incident, according to the crash report. More details will be provided as they become available.