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Squad car collides head-on with SUV

Forum News Service CLOQUET, Minn. -- The Carlton County sheriff's deputy driving a squad car was involved in a head-on collision early Friday. The officer, Robert Lucas, 48, and the driver of an SUV, 30-year-old Jennifer Coy, were taken to Commun...

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CLOQUET, Minn. -- The Carlton County sheriff’s deputy driving a squad car was involved in a head-on collision early Friday.

The officer, Robert Lucas, 48, and the driver of an SUV, 30-year-old Jennifer Coy, were taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet with non-life-threatening injuries, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

The accident occurred just before 7 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 7 and Spring Lake Road.

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According to the  tate Patrol, Lucas was westbound on County Road 7 - also known as Big Lake Road - when his Dodge Charger collided with Coy’s Chevy Blazer, which had been traveling south on Spring Lake Road. The squad car was totaled, while the Blazer was moderately damaged, the Patrol reported.

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