Monticello officer tries to avoid deer, crashes

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MONTICELLO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Monticello police officer went to the hospital after crashing his vehicle while responding to a crime call.

Monticello Police said they received a report of a domestic assault around 2 a.m. Tuesday, October 24.

They said the responding officer lost control of his squad car when he swerved to miss a deer on South Main Street. The car went into a ditch, and rolled several times.

The officer was flown to a hospital where he was in stable condition Tuesday night.

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