PGA Champ Hurt in Crash That Killed Two

Professional golfer Ken Green, a native of Danbury,  is in good condition after a recreational vehicle accident in Mississippi that killed Green's brother, girlfriend and dog, the Danbury News-Times reports.

Green was driving on Interstate 20 near Hickory, Miss., on Monday when his RV ran off the road and down an embankment before hitting a tree.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Jon Kalahar says Tuesday that passengers William Y. Green, of Indiantown, Fla., and Jean Marie Hodgin, of Greensboro, N.C., were killed in the wreck. Green's German Shepherd Nip also was killed, the News-Times reports.

Kalahar says Ken Green was not wearing his seat belt. He was flown to University Medical Center in Jackson for treatment Monday.

Friends told the News-Times that Green seriously injured his eye and his right leg and that doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are trying to save Green's leg from amputation.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.  

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