Transylvania County deputy involved in crash in Biltmore Village

A Transylvania County deputy was involved in a crash shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

We continue to follow a wreck in Asheville between a Transylvania County deputy and another driver.

It happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday night at the intersection of Hendersonville Road and Lodge Street in Biltmore Village, right in front of the McDonald's in Biltmore Village.

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney tells News 13 the deputy had minor injuries. He has not yet released the deputy's name.

Police say the deputy had his lights on and siren activated at the time of the crash.

Sheriff Mahoney says the deputy was on his way to Mission Hospital to collect evidence connected to a dog attack that happened in Transylvania County a short time before the accident.

The Asheville Police Department is investigating the crash.

"It will be an ongoing investigation. Our traffic safety unit is handling the investigation at this time, and they'll certainly look into causation factors, collect statements from those that are involved and see where the investigation lands," said Lieutenant Jonathan Brown of the Asheville Police Department.

The Sheriff Mahoney says the latest update he received was that the female driver involved had minor injuries. It is unclear if she has been released from the hospital yet.

News 13 is working to get more details about the crash and the dog attack leading up to the incident.

Sheriff Mahoney said he plans to send out new details later Friday afternoon.

Stay with News 13 for more information on this developing story.

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