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Crash involving Meeker County squad under investigation

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WATKINS -- A property damage crash involving a Meeker County Sheriff's Office squad car is under investigation.

According to the sheriff's office, the marked squad car, driven by an on-duty deputy, was struck around 1:32 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Meeker Avenue North and Fourth Street in Watkins.

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Joseph Meyer, 43, of Watkins was making a right turn onto Meeker Avenue in a 2000 Chevy Silverado and reached for his cell phone, taking the turn too wide and striking the 2009 Ford Crown Victoria. The squad sustained damage to the driver's side front fender and door.

No one was injured.

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