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Polk County deputy involved in crash will take months to recover

The deputy is being treated for serious injuries.

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash that happened in Auburndale involving one of their own deputies.

The sheriff's office said in a release that this happened Friday at 5:50 p.m.

According to the release, a driver in a black Chevrolet Impala was heading east on Derby Avenue and as they approached the intersection near Jersey Road, the driver failed to stop at a stop sign. 

A PSCO marked cruiser was heading south when the Chevy struck the passenger side. 

Both the driver and passenger in the Chevy were taken to the hospital where they will be treated for minor injuries. The deputy suffered serious injuries after the crash and is in the hospital, according to PCSO. 

Sheriff Grady Judd said their deputy's recovery looks like it will take months.

"Thank you all for your prayers and support – we feel extremely blessed today," Judd said. "At this time, it appears our deputy has some very serious injuries, but she is on the mend and improving. It is likely her recovery will take months not weeks. We ask that you continue to keep our deputy in your prayers during this difficult time."

It was not immediately announced if the driver of the Chevy Impala will face charges. PCSO says the investigation is ongoing.