MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Cobb County sheriff's officials say Sheriff Neil Warren is recovering from surgery after being injured in a car crash last week.
Department spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford told sources that 66-year-old Warren underwent surgery for a fractured vertebrae Monday morning.
Warren and Chief Deputy Milton Beck were driving along Interstate 75 in Atlanta Thursday afternoon when the vehicle they were in was hit by a truck.
Authorities have said the driver of the truck that was pulling a trailer lost control and veered across the freeway. He was charged with failure to maintain lane.
The newspaper reports the two were heading to the state Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony of Georgia's new state Supreme Court Justice.