Deputy’s car rear-ended in Johnson County

Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says a deputy was taken to the hospital after a crash this morning.

The deputy made a traffic stop on State Road 135 near County Road 200N at about 1:15 a.m. this morning and had his emergency lights activated. He had just gotten back into his cruiser to check the driver’s license, when another car rear-ended the patrol car. The deputy’s car was then pushed into the car he had stopped.

The deputy, Jason Wienhorst, said he was able to get out of the car and called for ambulances. He was taken to the hospital where he filed his report. The Bargersville police are taking over the crash investigation. There is no word yet on any other injuries.