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Police and fire


Accident injures three

Three people were injured late Monday afternoon in Butler on County Road 47, north of County Road 34, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office said.A 2013 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Michael Damron, 49, Butler, was southbound about 4:55 p.m. on County Road 47, north of 3384 County Road 47, when it “bottomed out in a dip in the roadway,” causing the side air bags to deploy, according to a news release. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it went left off the roadway and into a corn field, traveling several feet before coming back up onto County Road 47 and stopping in the northbound lane of travel.

Two passengers in the vehicle, Kimberley Damron, 46, Butler, and Sara Shields, 23, Butler, were transported by Dekalb Emergency Medical Service to a local hospital. Damron had right arm and shoulder pain; Shields had neck and right ankle pain. The driver was later seen at a hospital for injuries that included upper left arm abrasions, according to the release.

The vehicle Damron was driving had an estimated $8,000 in damage and there was about $500 in damage to a corn field.