A driver attempting to kill himself almost claimed the life of an Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy on Monday.
Deputy Terry Hammock was conducting a vehicle escort and traveling south on Scenic Highway at approximately 1:05 pm when he was struck intentionally by a vehicle driven by 22 year-old Richard Holsendorff.
When apprehended at the scene, Holsendorff stated that he intentionally collided head-on with Deputy Hammock in an attempt to commit suicide.
Criminal charges are being investigated by Florida Highway Patrol.
Deputy Hammock was transported to a local hospital for observation.