A Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy was injured late Wednesday evening in an accident on Leo and U.S. 177.

The deputy was being checked at the hospital for neck and head pain late Wednesday night, Sheriff Mike Booth said.

Shawnee police are investigating the accident and will complete a report, Booth said, but added he was told the deputy allegedly crashed after swerving to miss two pedestrians walking in the roadway at dark. Further information is awaited.

Watch for updates.