Peoria squad car struck overnight following hit-and-run

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A Peoria Police squad car was involved in a crash early Thursday morning.

The crash occurred on NE Jefferson near Spring St. at about1:30 a.m. when a marked police vehicle entered the intersection and another vehicle sped through the red light, hitting the police car.

The offending vehicle, an SUV, drug the police car a short distance then crashed into a second vehicle on Jefferson Street. The occupants of the SUV fled the scene.

A Peoria Police Spokesperson said the driver of the squad car was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

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