Terrell County Sheriff's lieutenant hospitalized after crash

(Photo: Terrell County Sheriff's Office)

TERRELL COUNTY -- A lieutenant with the Terrell County Sheriff's Office has been hospitalized following a crash Thursday morning.

According to the sheriff's office, Lieutenant Sergio Bencomo was looking for a vehicle that was possibly involved with illicit activity when he crashed.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Lt. Bencomo was then airlifted to a hospital in San Angelo where he is listed in stable condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Terrell County Sheriff Keith Hughes tells CBS7 that Lt. Bencomo has been with the sheriff's office for just over five years.