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Dona Ana County Sheriff’s vehicle overturns during crash, deputy hurt

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A Dona Ana County Sheriff's vehicle sits overturned at an intersection.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- A Dona Ana County Sheriff's cruiser overturned after a crash at an intersection late Tuesday night, injuring a deputy.

A sheriff's spokesperson on Wednesday morning said the injured deputy was taken to a local hospital, but his injuries were not severe. The deputy's identity was not released.

The collision happened at the intersection of Bataan Memorial East and Sonoma Blvd.

Witnesses at the scene said a small blue car t-boned the sheriff's unit after running a red light at the intersection.

"He was struck on the rear passenger side, causing the vehicle to flip on its side," said Deputy Perri Marti, a spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office.

There was no word on what charges might be faced by the car's driver, who was not identified by authorities. It was also unclear whether that person had any crash injuries.

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  1. The sheriff’s deputy was not at fault. This idiot ran into him as he was crossing the intersection with lights and siren. He was probably screwing with his phone like an idiot.

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