Sheriff’s deputy injured in head-on collision near Viejas

ALPINE (CNS) – A speeding motorist crashed head-on into an on-duty
sheriff's deputy on a rain-slicked Alpine road early Thursday, sending the lawman
to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.

The two-car crash on Willows Road near Viejas Casino & Resort occurred
about 3:20 a.m., according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Dave Schaller.

The deputy was traveling westbound when the eastbound motorist lost
control of his speeding vehicle and crossed over a center divider, striking the
deputy's car head-on, Schaller said.

Paramedics took the deputy to the Grossmont Hospital to treat minor
injuries stemming from an air bag deployment, he said. The other motorist was
not injured.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash,
Schaller said.

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