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Investigation continues into LPD cruiser collision

Longview Police say on Thursday night, a pickup truck hit a LPD patrol car on Loop 281 and McCann Road.

Witnesses say the impact from the wreck sent the patrol car into the air, eventually landing in a ditch near Regions Bank.

Police say Longview Police Officer Jose Montalvo had been responding to a call with lights and sirens, when he was struck when entering an intersection by a Dodge Ram truck that ran a red light.

Officials say the impact of the collision forced Officer Montalvo's cruiser several yards down an embankment.

Montalvo was taken to Longview Regional Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck, identified as Mette Hocher of Kilgore, and a passenger were taken by private car to an area hospital. Officials say the injuries were not serious.

No citations have been issued at this time, but an investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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