CITRUS COUNTY, FLa. - A Citrus County Deputy is in critical condition after being struck by a car while directing traffic  following the Lecanto High School graduation Tuesday evening. 

According to deputies, the crash happened at the intersection of Saunders Way and South Lecanto Highway while Deputy Andy Lahera was directing traffic.

Immediate life-saving measures were performed by on-scene deputies and other first responders who quickly traveled to the scene to administer first aid.

Because of the serious nature of his injuries, a MEDEVAC helicopter was called in to fly Deputy Lahera to a trauma center where he remains in critical condition.

Deputy Lahera’s family is on scene as are other members of the CCSO family. Please keep Deputy Lahera and his family in your prayers as we all pray for his recovery.  

FHP is currently on-scene and investigating this incident. We will keep you updated as we learn more.