DUNNELLON, Fla. -

A Marion County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured when he was hit by a car.

Deputies said the crash happened in front of St. John's Catholic Church on S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon just after 6 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies said a car hit Dep. Luis Hernandez.

It's unclear what led up to the crash.

Hernandez was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was listed in stable condition.

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.