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.