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A West Union man suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident near the city Sunday afternoon.

Fayette County sheriff’s officials said 75-year-old Larry Nefzger had to be extricated from the vehicle he was driving after it went into a ditch on Echo Valley Road about two miles east of West Union. Neftzger was transported to the West Union hospital for treatment.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a car in the ditch Sunday just after 4:30 PM. When they arrived, authorities found Nefger trapped inside the crashed vehicle, which is considered a total loss.

The accident remains under investigation.

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies were assisted by West Union firefighters and Clermont ambulance.

Elgin Man Charged With Violating Protective Order

Early Monday, Fayette County sheriff’s officials received a report about a man in Elgin who was possibly in violation of a protective order. A deputy located the man, who authorities identified as 41-year-old Craig Cooley of Elgin.

Sheriff’s officials said the report was accurate. They discovered Cooley WAS in violation of the protective order.

Cooley was arrested and charged with the violation and interference with official acts. He was taken to the Fayette County Jail.

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