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Deer River, MN (KROC AM News) - A northeast Minnesota sheriff’s deputy was injured Monday after his vehicle was struck by an SUV involved in a police chase.

The crash happened around 9:00 am south of the town of Deer River.


The Minnesota State Patrol says Deer River police officers and Itasca County deputies were in pursuit of 31-year-old John Ryan when his small SUV collided with the deputy’s pickup truck.

The deputy was identified as 34-year-old Derek Hanson. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Ryan was not hurt and was arrested. The Coleraine man is expected to face charges in the case.

It’s not known why he was being pursued.

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