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CHP officer crashes en route to emergency

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 - 8:03 am

A Woodland-based California Highway Patrol officer crashed in Natomas on Monday night while driving southbound on Interstate 5.

For unknown reasons, the officer lost control of his vehicle, hit a drainage ditch north of Del Paso Road and rolled several times at about 8:30 p.m., Officer Lizz Dutton said.

The car came to rest on its roof and caught on fire, Dutton said.

The officer, who was responding to an emergency in Davis, called dispatchers to say he was OK, Dutton said.

The officer went to UC Davis Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Dutton said.

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