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A Toombs County deputy was involved in a motor vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Lyons while he was performing his assigned duties for the Magistrate Court.

According to reports, Deputy Wallace Thompson was in his marked Toombs County Sheriff’s Office truck on Highway 280 near Vintage Soul. A black Toyota Camry was pulled to the right side of the road and on the same side in which Deputy Thompson was traveling and as he came upon the car, the driver, Sylvia Jowers of Ambrose, Georgia, apparently attempted to make a U-turn in front of the officer and Thompson was unable to avoid an impact. The crash caused the airbags to deploy and caused significant damage to the county’s vehicle.

Toombs County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jordan Kight reported that there were no serious injuries, but Deputy Thompson was taken to Memorial Health Meadows Hospital where he was observed and released.  These radio stations reached out to the Deputy Wednesday morning. He is recuperating at home and stated he was doing all OK.

The accident is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol Post 18 in Reidsville, and it is unclear at this point if any citations will be issued to Jowers.

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