Sweeny police chief recovering after crash

Sweeny Chief of Police, John Barnard, is recovering and is expected to be ok after he was hit by a vehicle while directing traffic Saturday evening.

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - The Chief of Police for the town of Sweeny is recovering and is expected to be OK after he was airlifted to a Houston hospital following a crash Saturday evening, 

According to a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Chief John Barnard was working a special detail directing traffic, along FM 524 near state highway 35, when he was hit by a vehicle that spun out of control after it was hit by an 18-wheeler.

Barnard was airlifted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. On Sunday, officials said he was in "good shape" and had some back pain. 

The Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash. 

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