WCSO deputy, other driver injured in two-vehicle crash on Hwy 11-E in Telford

TELFORD, TN (WJHL) – A South Carolina man is facing charges following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 11-E in Telford, where he and a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy were injured.

The crash happened in front of the Dollar General next to the flea market on 11-E.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary crash report said WCSO Deputy Richard Cox was traveling north on 11-E and was approaching the intersection with Telford Road.

A 2011 BMW 128i, driven by Mathew E. Taylor, 51, of Inman, S.C., was traveling on Telford Road and entered the intersection to try to make a left turn to travel south on 11-E, and hit the deputy’s cruiser.

Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Cox suffered cuts and scrapes in the crash.

Cox and the driver of the other vehicle — Mathew Taylor, 51, of Inman, S.C. — were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Taylor was cited for failure to yield the right of way by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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