Big rock thrown at police vehicle crashes through the windshield, hits the deputy in the face

A Kentucky officer was injured Sunday after a large rock was thrown at his vehicle, crashed into the windshield and caused his vehicle to overturn, authorities said.

Deputy Sheriff of the County of Boyle, Phillip Dean, was responding to a stone-throwing incident in central Kentucky on Sunday morning when a stone hit him in the face and made him lose control of his vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.

Police said the rock was thrown from a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction of the road.

PHOTO: A rock dropped from a vehicle broke a windshield of the Boyle County Sheriff and crashed on January 27, 2019 in Danville, Kentucky.Boyle County Sheriff's Office
A rock thrown from a vehicle broke the windshield of a sheriff from Boyle County and crashed on January 27, 2019 in Danville, Kentucky.

The Boyle County Sheriff's Office posted a photo of the officer's damaged patrol car on Facebook, showing the vehicle face down on the side of the road.

"The rock went through the windscreen of the deputies and hit the deputy in the face," the officials said in the mail. "The vehicle of the deputies left the road, hit several trees and then overturned several times."

Police arrested two juvenile suspects in connection with the accident. They were accused "of throwing the stone in the windshield of Deputy Dean's vehicle" and of allegedly throwing stones at other pbading cars and semi-trailers.

The office said the deputy suffered injuries, but is expected to recover completely.

"The entire Boyle County Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone for their kind concerns and good wishes for the Vice Dean," the office said in another Facebook post. "He's home now and he's recovering."

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