The deputy's vehicle after an accident Wednesday morning (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Candice Vaughan was involved in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning.
Vaughan was responding to a disturbance on Highway 31 around 1:15 a.m. En route to that location, Vaughan's vehicle hydroplaned on Loop 323 near the intersection of McDonald Road. The department vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on the driver's side.
The deputy was taken to Trinity Mother Frances hospital, where she was treated for injuries sustained during the crash. Vaughan was released later Wednesday morning.
This accident is under investigation. It appears to have been weather-related.