EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Lane County Sheriff's Deputy who was severely injured while vacationing in Mexico has returned to Oregon.
The county says Drew Wattier was moved to a long-term care facility in Portland from San Diego on Thursday. He is not awake, but officials say he has made great progress in recent days.
Background: Deputy critically hurt in Mexico hit-and-run
Wattier's wife, Michelle, remains at a San Diego hospital, where she is now awake and able to talk with medical staff and family. The county says both face a long rehabilitation period.
The couple was critically injured when they were hit by a vehicle while walking outside their hotel room in Mexico in late November.
A Facebook page was set up for help friends and family who want to follow their progress or contribute to their recovery fund. Click here for more