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Martin County deputy critically injured while assisting crash victim

Deputy Shawn Green
Posted at 11:06 AM, Jan 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-26 09:17:29-05

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. -- A Martin County Sheriff's Deputy is in critical condition after a crash early Saturday morning.

According to the Sheriff's office, Deputy Shawn Green, a 20-year veteran of the sheriff's office, stopped to assist a motorist involved in a rollover crash on Martin Highway (SR 714) just after 1:30 a.m.

Deputy Green, who was off duty at the time, contacted dispatchers to report the crash and immediately began to help the occupant of the car.

When an MCSO Indiantown unit arrived at the scene of the crash, they found Green laying in the roadway with severe injuries.

A second crash had occurred as a result of the first crash.

Deputy Green was flown to Lawnwood Hospital in critical condition. According to Martin County Sheriff Snyder, Green is scheduled for 6 hours of surgery on Sunday.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the subsequent crash was also hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

There was no word on the condition of the driver injured in the initial crash.