Deputy cited in traffic accident Thursday

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy has been cited for a Thursday traffic accident.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Lt. Paul Cosper said Deputy John Nguyen had come off the Bobby Jones Expressway exit ramp and was merging south onto Peach Orchard Road in a sheriff's office vehicle when it hit the passenger side of a Saturn driven by Sheena Brown , of North Augusta. The Saturn overturned on impact.

Brown was transported to a hospital, but has since been released, Cosper said.