Dade Deputy Injured in Sunday Evening Traffic Accident


by: Summer Kelley

An motor vehicle accident at Mile Marker 11 on I-59 Sunday night resulted in a Dade County Deputy being transported to Erlanger with injuries.

Dade County Sheriff’s Deputy Trevor Newsom was parked on the inside southbound lane, with emergency lights on, while assisting a highway work crew with traffic control. A Nissan Versa struck the rear of the vehicle Newsom was in and then struck a guardrail before coming to rest in the outside southbound lane. The patrol vehicle was knocked into the center median.

The driver of the Nissan, 39 year-old Jason Phillip of Phoenix, AZ, was flown to Erlanger with serious injuries. The condition of Phillip is unknown. Newsom’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

The accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.