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La Crosse Police squad hit, officers injured in crash

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Two members of the La Crosse Police Department are injured when their squad car is hit by a driver Friday evening.

In a statement from the department, the crash happened at 100 Lang Drive near Monitor Street around 9:35 p.m.  An officer and a member of the Police Reserve were assisting a stranded motorist when a Dodge Durango SUV rear-ended the squad car.  The squad did have its emergency lights on at the time of the crash.

Both were treated for minor injuries at a La Crosse hospital and later released.

The driver of the striking vehicle, 52-year-old Dwayne L. Anderson, was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Anderson is now facing a charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated/Causing Injury.

The stranded motorist was out of the way on the sidewalk area and was not injured.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash. 

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