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2 Injured in Collision Involving Sheriff's Deputy's Patrol Car in Santee

Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after being injured in a collision involving a San Diego County Sheriff's Department cruiser in Santee.

The crash occurred around 9:14 p.m. on the northbound State Route 67 near Riverford Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

A deputy stopped behind Caltrans on the freeway during a closure, CHP officials said. Another car came to a stop behind the deputy's cruiser and was hit from behind by a Ram 2500 pickup. 

The car slammed into the deputy's cruiser causing minor damage.

Two people inside the car were taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital. The extent of injuries is unknown.

Both lanes of the northbound SR-67 were shut down and a Sig Alert was issued.

No other information was available.

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