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L.A. deputy injured in La Mirada car crash

October 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A late night crash in La Mirada sent a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy to the hospital on Tuesday.The crash occurred on La Mirada Boulevard and Oakwood Lane

The deputy was on duty and was driving a black and white patrol SUV. He was still trapped in the vehicle when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 10 p.m.

Rescue crews used heavy equipment to free him.

The exact circumstances of the crash are still not clear, but there was another car showing obvious damage nearby.

The deputy suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The crash was under investigation.