Two Franklin County deputies on Saturday morning rescued a Pennsylvania man from a pond after he suffered a medical condition prior to an accident on Interstate 35.
Sheriff Jeff Curry said Deputy Tim Jones and Deputy Carl Bentley responded to a crash involving a car and a semi-trailer at 11:23 a.m. Saturday, and they discovered the car was in a pond on property of 2405 Kentucky Road. The vehicle was sinking in the mud, and water was up to the driver’s neck. Bentley used a baton to break the window in the car, and Bentley and Jones were able to extricate the man from the vehicle as the water was going over the man’s head.
Curry said the driver, Richard Crook II, who was on his way to Ottawa to attend a wedding was treated and later released from the hospital, and officers believe Crook suffered a medical condition before the accident.