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Lake County, Ind. Sheriff's Officer, 3 Others Injured In Crash Involving Squad Car

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (CBS) -- A Lake County, Indiana Sheriff's officer and two members of a film crew riding with him were injured in a crash Wednesday, along with a second driver.

The accident happened at West 57th Avenue and Cleveland Street in Merrillville around 3:20 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

The officer was in a marked police squad car at the time of the crash, and was headed to an emergency call with lights and sirens on, police said. The squad car was broadsided by a sport-utility vehicle.

All four injured accident victims were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

"I am relieved to hear that there were no serious injuries in this incident," Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said in a news release.

Indiana State Police are investigating the crash.


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