- Dean was responding to a call about somebody throwing rocks at semi-trucks
- A vehicle driving the opposite direction of Dean threw the rock that caused him to flip his vehicle
- Dean is said to have sustained injuries but is home now recovering
- Two juveniles were arrested in connection to the incident
In Kentucky, Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Dean is lucky to be alive after flipping his police cruiser early Sunday morning. Dean flipped his vehicle after being struck in the face by a rock while responding to a call of someone throwing rocks at semi-trucks.
It was just before 5:00 am when Dean was responding to the call. According to the Boyle County Sheriff’s Department, the caller claimed someone was throwing rocks at semi-trucks along Lexington Road in the Old Bridge area. Dean was driving east on Lexington Road when a rock was thrown from a vehicle heading west.
In a post on their Facebook page, the BCSD said the rock went through the windshield and struck the deputy in the face, causing his vehicle to go off road and roll several times after hitting several trees. The deputy sustained injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.
On Sunday, January 27th, just before 5:00 A.M., a deputy was responding to reports that someone was throwing rocks at semi-trucks along Lexington Road in the Old Bridge area.
As the deputy was traveling east on Lexington Road, a rock was thrown from a west bound vehicle as they passed. The rock went through the deputies windshield and struck the deputy in the face. The deputies vehicle left the roadway, struck several trees, then rolled over several times. The deputy sustained injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored passenger car. Anyone with information is asked to call (859) 238-1220. A cash reward is being offered for information which leads to the prosecution of the offender.
About ten hours after the initial post, the BCSD announced they had made two arrests in relation to the incident. The post reads that two juveniles who were not identified have been “charged with throwing the rock into the windshield of Deputy Dean’s vehicle.” The post said Dean had already been released from the hospital and was already at home recovering.
Two juveniles have been charged with throwing the rock into the windshield of Deputy Dean’s vehicle.
The entire Boyle County Sheriffs Office wishes to say thank you to everyone for their kind concerns and well wishes for Deputy Dean. He is now at home and is recovering.