San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Slams Into Car Carrying Family of Five

Three people are recovering after a San Diego Sheriff’s deputy crashed into a van carrying a family of five, San Diego Sheriff’s Department officials said.

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. on the West San Marcos Boulevard off-ramp from State Route 78 when officials said the deputy was responding to a call of a fight.

The family’s van was stopped at a westbound light when the deputy somehow lost control of his car and came crashing into the van carrying the family of five, including young children, Sheriff's officials told NBC 7.

One child was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and the deputy and a youth explorer on a ride along were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The intersection was closed for four hours as officials worked to clean up the damage.

Later that morning, officials confirmed the three injured had been released. 

The incident is under investigation. 

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