Sheriff Marshak on deputy involved fatal accident

(Festus, Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office continues to grieve for Deputy Colby McCreary after he was involved in a tragic vehicle accident on southbound I-55 near Festus early Sunday morning. The accident claimed the life of Colby’s wife Savannah McCreary and left him with serious injuries. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says the entire department is in shock and is in support of the family.

Sheriff Marshak says the recovery process will certainly take time.

The accident took place when Colby McCreay lost control of his vehicle and struck a rock bluff. Both Colby and Savannah were ejected from the vehicle, and Savannah passed away from her injuries on Sunday afternoon.