A Lowndes County (GA) sheriff’s deputy died Saturday night from injuries sustained in a collision between his patrol car and a semi-truck, according to the Georgia State Patrol early Sunday morning.

Troopers identified the Lowndes County sheriff’s deputy as Michael Butler, 39, Valdosta Daily Times reports.

At 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Deputy Butler was responding to a domestic call “with all of his emergency equipment activated (lights and siren),” according to the GSP report.

The semi-truck was stopped for a stop sign and was beginning a right turn. “The patrol car struck the semi on the right front with its front end,” the report says.


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