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ST. TAMMANY, La. -- A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after he was involved in single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning.

Deputy Cody Talley was transported via Acadian Ambulance to University Hospital in New Orleans. He underwent surgery this morning and is listed in stable but critical condition.

The Crime Lab and accident reconstruction deputies are currently trying to piece together what occurred.

Deputy Talley, who was nearing the end of his shift, is believed to have been headed east bound on Louisiana Highway 40 when his department-issued Crown Victoria crashed into the tree line approximately one mile east of Louisiana Highway 25 just past L Glass Road, sometime between 4:30 and 5 a.m.

Deputy Talley is 26-years-old and has been with the Sheriff's Office since March 2010. He started working in corrections and was transferred to enforcement in April 2013.

The crash occurred during adverse weather conditions with no other witnesses, and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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