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Sheriff’s deputy involved in on-duty crash Wednesday morning

A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy responding to a call drove through a red light Wednesday morning and crashed into an SUV at an intersection.

The deputy was eastbound on Madison Avenue at 4:53 a.m. when he sped through a red light at 40 mph and broadsided a Ford passing through the Garfield Avenue intersection, said Officer Chad Hertzell of the California Highway Patrol.

The officer had been responding to a call but did not have his lights flashing, Hertzell said. He walked away uninjured, while the Ford driver complained of pain but declined to visit a hospital.

Neither alcohol nor drugs played a role in the collision. Sgt. Shaun Hampton said the Sheriff’s Department’s accident review board would investigate the crash to determine the need for any remedial training or punishment.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel