- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Authorities are investigating an incident involving a Medford officer who was injured after crashing into another vehicle during a pursuit of a suspect, who later crashed his vehicle, killing one person.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2aCzAm2 ) that Officer Andrew Gault suffered injuries that were not life threatening in the early Sunday incident. The two occupants of the vehicle he struck sustained minor injuries.

Oregon State Police say Gault had his lights and siren activated when he crashed into the other vehicle while police were chasing after a suspect. The impact sent Gault’s vehicle into a tree.

The pursuit of Robert Franklin Brooks ended in a fiery crash after the suspect’s truck hit another vehicle, killing the driver.

Brooks faces manslaughter and other charges related to the chase.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/


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