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|Seven injured in CPS deputy crash|
CONCORDIA OFFICER CITED FOR RUNNING STOP SIGN
A Concordia Parish Sheriff's deputy was cited for running a stop sign Thursday in Franklin Parish, causing a three-vehicle accident.
Seven people were taken to Franklin Medical Center when Orville Mohon, who was driving a CPSO prisoner transport vehicle, crashed into a 2008 Ford F-350 carrying a couple and their four year-old daughter, according to Louisiana State Police.
State police said another truck, a Ford F-150, with two people in it, then crashed into the vehicles.
No one was seriously injured in the accident which happened around 11 a.m. at the intersection of La. Hwy. 128 and La. Hwy. 4, near Fort Necessity, said state police.
Trooper Mark Dennis said Mohon and another CPSO deputy riding in the transport vehicle received moderate injuries and were taken by ambulance to Franklin Medical.
The family in the truck that was struck when the CPSO vehicle ran the stop sign was also taken from the crash by ambulance. They were admitted to the hospital with moderate injuries, said Dennis.
The other people involved in the wreck were transported to the hospital by Franklin Parish Sheriff's deputies, Dennis said, where they were also treated for moderate injuries.
Mohon was given a ticket by the Louisiana State Police for his failure to stop at the intersection.
"The deputy was unfamiliar with the area and he just didn't see the stop sign," said Trooper Mark Dennis.
Mohon was back at work on Friday, said CPSO Public Information Officer Kathleen Stevens.
It's unclear what the CPSO vehicle was doing in Franklin Parish.
In the photo: Vehicles are removed from the scene of an accident at the intersection of La. Hwy. 4 and La. Hwy. 128 near Fort Necessity. The accident occurred when a Concordia Parish sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)