A traffic crash injured a Jefferson City police officer Tuesday night.
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A Jefferson City Police Department officer was injured late Tuesday evening in a collision at U.S. Highway 50 West and Missouri Boulevard.
Paramedics took Officer Daniel Lopez, 36, of Jefferson City, to University Hospital for evaluation. The extent of his injuries was not available.
The driver of the other vehicle, Jeremy Epps, 39, of Linn, was not injured.
A police report stated Epps was southbound in a 2010 Dodge Ram on U.S. Highway 50 West, and approached Missouri Boulevard at 10:42 p.m.
Lopez was northbound on Missouri Boulevard on an emergency call (with lights and siren activated).
Epps told investigators he entered the intersection on a green light, when he heard the siren, and tried to stop. He swerved, but collided with Lopez’s Explorer.