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Deputy's vehicle hit while he was responding to crash

Posted: Jan 10, 2018 5:14 PM Updated:

A Stillwater County Sheriff's deputy's patrol vehicle was hit on the side of I-90 on Wednesday while responding to a crash.

It happened just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, when a vehicle rear-ended the deputy's patrol truck while he was inside.

The deputy was responding to a crash on the interstate about 14 miles west of Columbus.

Stillwater County Undersheriff Chip Kem said the crash happened when a semi-truck got into the passing lane and then began to slow down. 

The pickup truck behind the semi could not slow down in time and quickly changed lanes, clipping the patrol vehicle that was parked on the shoulder. 

After hitting the patrol vehicle, the pickup spun, and was clipped by the semi-truck.

According to Stillwater County News, Deputy Ren Crain was taken to Stillwater Billings Clinic by ambulance for evaluation and appears to have not suffered any serious injuries, adding that, "The deputy is very shaken up."

According to Kem, the deputy was taken to a Billings hospital as a precaution but was not seriously injured.

None of the other drivers were injured.

The dollar amount of damage to the patrol vehicle has not yet been determined.


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