UPDATE: Officers identity released in Wyoming County accident

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Officer Eric Clay with the Mullens Police Department was the officer involved in the accident where he was slammed into by a man driving a side-by-side early Saturday morning, according to Chief Ray Toler. Clay has since been released from the hospital and is still recovering from his injuries, Toler said. The driver of the side-by-side is still at a hospital in Charleston.

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A Wyoming County Police officer and one other person are in the hospital following an accident that occurred around 12 a.m. on September 12, 2015. 

A Mullens police officer was injured when a subject on a side by side, with no lights, hit his patrol car at a high rate of speed. The individual on the side by side was ejected on to the roadway. The officer was rear ended at approximately 60 to 75 mph. Mullens Fire Department and Jan Care Ambulance responded to the scene. The officer was taken to Raleigh General Hospital and the driver of the side by side was airlifted from Sophia to Charleston. The Wyoming County Sheriffs Department  is handling the investigation. The officer and drivers identity will not be released until all of their families are notified.

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