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Upton County Deputy Recovering After Weekend Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPTON COUNTY - An Upton County Deputy is continuing to recover after being involved in a crash over the weekend.

Deputy Tom Klutts has already undergone two surgeries.

He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit on a ventilation machine and is expected to have another surgery on Monday.

Officials say he was hit head on by another car on Friday night.

It happened on Loop 250 at the Big Spring overpass.

The driver had drifted into the median then overcorrected and hit a light pole.

That's when the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting Deputy Klutts' car and causing both of them to roll.

The car that caused the crash then went up in flames.

The other driver died at the scene.

If you would like to help Deputy Klutts, you can take a donation to Hayley Chandler at the Upton County Sheriff's Office.

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