Auburn police officer seriously injured in I-85 accident

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - An Auburn police officer was seriously injured in a car accident Tuesday morning on I-85 near marker 56 in Lee County.

Police Chief Paul Register says the officer was in his patrol car diverting traffic when a driver hit him from behind. Both the officer and the driver were transported to the hospital. The officer is expected to recover.

A second officer at the scene was not injured.

The victims' names have not been released at this time.

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