A crash that happened just before 10pm on Wednesday night injured three people including a Jonesboro Police Officer.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Culberhouse Road and Johnson Avenue.

Reports state that a Jonesboro Police Officer identified as Brian Merrill was transporting a prisoner to the Craighead County Detention Center when a 2003 Ford pickup truck driven by Michael Barber, age 38, failed to yield at the stop light and struck the passenger side of Merrill’s cruiser.

The report says that Merrill, Barber, and the prisoner being transported all suffered injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Officer Merrill reportedly suffered a broken leg, Barber and the prisoner being transported were treated and released.

Barber was cited for failing to yield and no seatbelt. Barber was given a Jan. 5th 2022 court date.