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Sheriff’s vehicle crosses center-line, collides with passing car

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HOQUIAM, Wash. — A Grays Harbor sheriff’s deputy driving a marked patrol car crossed the center line in a head-on collision with another car Monday night, the Washington State Patrol said.

The 55-year-old deputy was in a marked police car around 8 p.m. when he crossed the center line while traveling northbound on State Route 109 10 miles north of Hoquium. The officer’s 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe slammed into a 2002 Kia Sportage driven by a 30-year-old female.

Both the deputy and the woman were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol or drugs were not involved in the incident, troopers said.  SR 109 was closed for four hours following the crash.

Troopers are investigating the cause of the collision.

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3 comments

  • katie

    its ok they will cover up the incident very well , because deputies are allowed to be on thr devices,i pay taxes for him to be on admin leave now for the accident he causes.:(

  • am I safe

    Police officers are above the law… they say and do things that are illegal to any civilian and get away with it. One time I pulled next to an officer and he was checking his facebook on his laptop while driving down the road.

  • John Fuller

    Law enforcement is out of control in Washington, yet only a few citizens are outraged. Back when law enforcement targeted blacks and Hispanics, nobody cared… But as soon as an Indian wood carver gets murdered in broad daylight, it's a problem.