A marked Crestview patrol car collided with another vehicle at the intersection of State Road 85 and Redstone Avenue Thursday evening.

CRESTVIEW — A police officer was involved in a traffic crash Thursday evening.


The accident occurred at the intersection of Ferdon Boulevard and Redstone Avenue at 8:35 p.m., a Florida Highway Patrol press release said.


According to the release, witnesses said that Crestview Police Officer Brendan Richmond ran a red light while driving his marked patrol car south on Ferdon.


As Richmond went through the light, 60-year-old Margaret Houchens of Crestview began to turn left onto Redstone after receiving a green turn signal, the release said.


Richmond’s patrol car collided with Houchens’ 2017 Ford Fusion.


Both drivers were wearing seat belts, the release said.


According to the release, Houchens was taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center by family members with minor injuries.


Richmond was taken by EMS to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center with minor injuries.


Richmond was charged with violation of a traffic control device, the release said.


Crestview Police Chief Stephen McCosker said Richmond could face disciplinary action to include additional training, depending on the outcome of both the FHP crash report and an internal administrative review.


"I was glad to learn everyone involved in the crash is going to be okay," McCosker said. "I encourage everyone, including officers, to use the crash as a reminder of the importance of seat belts. Without them, this accident could have had a more serious outcome."