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Deputy's arm broken when vehicle hits squad car in southeast North Dakota

The sheriff's deputy had to be extricated from her squad car and was taken to Fargo for medical treatment.

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WAHPETON, N.D. — A Richland County sheriff's deputy suffered a broken arm when a vehicle struck her squad car on Interstate 29 on Tuesday, March 8, about 18 miles southwest of Wahpeton.

About 10:21 p.m., the deputy was conducting a traffic stop on the median side of I-29 in the southbound lanes near mile marker 13, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A southbound pickup truck did not move over and hit the squad vehicle, the patrol said. A total of three vehicles were involved in the crash.

The deputy had to be extricated from her squad car and received a broken arm in the crash, the patrol said. Medics took the deputy to Fargo for treatment.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. It's unclear whether the pickup truck driver, whose name was not released by authorities, will be cited or face charges.


I-29 was briefly shut down so the damaged vehicles could be removed.

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