Monroe County deputy, member of fire department crash while responding to same emergency

Both individuals hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Monroe County deputy and a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department were both hospitalized Friday morning after their vehicles collided while responding to the same emergency.

Authorities say that at about 7:48 a.m. Friday, the Monroe County sheriff deputy was traveling westbound on Dunbar Road while responding to an emergency call. The deputy drove through the intersection of Dunbar Road and Dixie Highway and was reportedly struck on the passenger side by a Ford pickup truck that was traveling southbound on S. Dixie Highway. Officials say the truck was driven by a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department, who was actually responding to the same emergency as the deputy.

The deputy was conscious and alert following the crash, according to authorities. She was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

You can see chopper footage from the scene of the crash above.

This incident is being investigated by Michigan State Police. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has any information is asked to contact police at 734-242-3500.

No further details have been provided at this time.

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