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After being hit by state worker, deputy awarded $2.2 million

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A central Missouri sheriff’s deputy who was seriously injured when he was hit by a car driven by a state conservation agent has been awarded $2.2 million.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office said in its monthly report that the Missouri Conservation Commission paid the award in April in response to a lawsuit by Troy Frakes.

Frakes was a Chariton County deputy in September 2014 when he tried to stop a vehicle on a rural road near Brunswick. A separate vehicle driven by a state conservation agent, Clay Creech, hit Frakes.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol found that Creech was driving 45 mph when he hit Frakes, who survived but suffered serious injuries.

State payroll records show Creech continues to work as a conservation agent.

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