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Baytown police officer airlifted to area hospital after crash on Highway 146

Sunday, December 15, 2013
The officer who was behind the wheel of this Baytown police cruiser was airlifted as a precaution after the crash

The officer who was behind the wheel of this Baytown police cruiser was airlifted as a precaution after the crash

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A Baytown police officer was airlifted after a crash Sunday morning on Highway 146.

The two-vehicle collision happened at the North Main intersection.

According to a Baytown police spokesperson, the officer was en route to a disturbance call at San Jacinto Mall when his patrol vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a Chevrolet Suburban. The cruiser veered into a light pole before it came to rest.

The officer was flown to an area hospital as a precaution. Officials said he had a shattered ankle and is expected to be OK. No other injuries were reported, and no charges have been filed.

The crash remains under investigation.

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