California Highway Patrol Officer Scott Merryman, who was seriously injured in a crash with a logging truck last week, is out of the hospital.

Merryman is recovering at home, said CHP Officer Thomas Frank, information officer for the Trinity River Area CHP Office.

Merryman, 46, had been reported in critical condition early last week after he was taken to Mercy Medical Center Nov. 4.

The crash occurred that afternoon when Merryman was on-duty in his patrol vehicle on Highway 299 east of Power House Road in Junction City. The CHP said Merryman had been traveling eastbound when he went to make a U-turn to stop a vehicle speeding in the other direction. Merryman’s vehicle was struck by a logging truck that had been traveling eastbound behind him.

Merryman suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs. The logging truck driver, Larry Steve Benner, 72, of Anderson, had minor injuries.

The Northern Division Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the crash.

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