Police officer, driver injured in Osceola County crash



ST. CLOUD, Fla. - Authorities have reopened part of US 192 in St. Cloud after a police officer and another driver were injured in a crash Sunday afternoon.

Police said the four-vehicle crash happened around 2:45 p.m. on US 192 near Montana Avenue. The police officer was headed westbound when an eastbound driver in a pickup truck attempted to turn left in front of the officer, according to authorities. The pickup truck and patrol car collided, and two other vehicles were also involved in the crash.

One witness told WFTV he was nearby working on his car when he heard the crash.

"It was loud! I was sitting over there banging my fender with a hammer and you could hear 'Bam bam bam!'," the witness, who didn't want to be identified, said.

The driver of the pickup truck and the police officer, whose names haven't been released, were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries. They are both expected to recover.

The police officer was responding to an emergency call with lights and sirens in use at the time, officials said. 

The westbound lanes of US 192 near the crash scene were closed for some time, but have since reopened.