A Tisbury police officer has been placed on leave after she was involved in a one-car crash last week.
Officer Kelly Kershaw sustained minor injuries after she drove a police car into a tree on State Road on Nov. 20, according to state police.
According to state police Sgt. Thomas Medeiros, Ms. Kershaw said that she felt like she was going to pass out before she hit the tree. Ms. Kershaw was travelling west on State Road and struck the tree around Mayflower Lane.
He said the cause of the crash was driver error, and that speed, drinking or texting were not factors.
The car she was driving, a 2009 Crown Victoria, sustained extensive front-end damage, Sergeant Medeiros said, and was likely a total loss.