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Officials say two deputies injured Wednesday collided into each other

Two Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies suffered injuries Wednesday evening after a collision involving two separate sheriff’s patrol vehicles, sheriff’s officials said.

Around 5:25 p.m., deputies responded to a report of domestic violence on state Highway 12 near Melita Road.

Two deputies in separate patrol cars then arrived, both with lights and sirens on.

As they approached the home, the first deputy slowed down their vehicle and the second deputy’s vehicle then rear-ended the first patrol vehicle, according to sheriff’s officials.

The first deputy suffered minor injuries and was released at the scene.

The second deputy was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. That deputy has since been released from the hospital.

The collision caused the highway near Melita Road to be closed for about an hour, sheriff’s officials said.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision and the sheriff’s office is also conducting an internal investigation into the collision.

Sheriff’s officials did not release the name of the deputies involved.

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