Hocking County lieutenant now home from hospital after head-on crash

LOGAN, Ohio (WCMH) — A lieutenant with the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office has been released from the hospital after his cruiser was struck head-on by a pickup truck.

The Hocking County Sheriff’s department posted an update on Facebook saying Lieutenant Brian McManaway is home recovering with his family.

They say they have had numerous requests to send get well cards and notes.

They can be sent to:

Lieutenant Brian McManaway
Hocking County Sheriff’s Office
25 East Second Street
Logan, OH 43138

Lt. McManaway underwent surgery to repair nine severe fractures in his foot. The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office says Lt. McManaway is in good spirits and wants to thank everyone for their support during this time.

He’s expected to make a full recovery after an extended healing period.

According to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened early Sunday morning on Chieftain Drive in Logan. Lt. McManaway was patrolling when his cruiser was struck head-on by a pickup truck that drifted left of center.

Lt. McManaway radioed for help. Officers from the Logan Police Department and the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded to the scene and were able to remove Lt. McManaway and the other driver. One of the vehicles caught fire and the responding officers were able to suppress the fire until the Logan Fire Department arrived.

Lt. McManaway and the driver of the pickup truck were taken to Hocking Valley Community hospital by Hocking County EMS, where they both received treatment before being transferred to a Columbus-area hospital for further trauma treatment.

The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office says Lt. McManaway is expected to recover from his injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation of the crash. The Sheriff’s office says they received an “unconfirmed report” that the other driver involved is in stable condition but the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

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