Holmes County Sheriff's investigator seriously injured in crash

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Holmes County Sheriff's investigator is seriously injured after a crash on R.M. Ward Road.

Florida Highway Patrol officials say Investigator Thomas Pate, 52, was driving north on R.M. Ward Road in an unmarked Holmes County Sheriff's Office vehicle when Luke Denning, 35, pulled out in front of him from a private road.

Investigator Pate was taken to an Alabama hospital with serious injuries. Luke Denning and his passenger, Walter Denning, 54, only had minor injuries.

Luke Denning is facing charges of violation of right of way.