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Patrol: Car hits deputy’s cruiser, injures driver, deputy

September 25, 2018

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a car has hit a deputy’s cruiser, injuring the deputy and the car’s driver in southwestern Ohio.

The patrol’s Dayton post says the driver of the car lost control and struck the cruiser in Harrison Township around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The driver and the Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy were taken to hospitals with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

The patrol says it’s investigating alcohol and speed by the car’s driver as possible factors in the crash that closed part of the road for about six hours.

A sheriff’s release says the driver was a person of interest who left the scene of a reported possible assault before deputies responding to that report arrived. But authorities say deputies weren’t pursuing the driver when the crashed occurred.

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