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Las Vegas police officer injured in northeast Las Vegas crash

Updated August 14, 2019 - 10:03 pm

A Metropolitan Police Department officer was hospitalized with minor injuries after a crash in the northeast valley Wednesday night, police said.

Officers were called to a crash involving two cars about 8 p.m. at 21st Street and Owens Avenue, west of Eastern Avenue, Lt. Greg Phenis said.

Both drivers — one of whom was a Metro officer — suffered minor injuries, Phenis said. The officer was taken to University Medical Center.

Detectives on Wednesday night did not believe impairment was a factor in the crash.

The area will be closed until about 10:30 p.m. while detectives investigate, Phenis said. Further information about the crash was not immediately available.

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