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Durham deputy, teen injured in car crash

A 17-year-old girl and a Durham sheriff’s deputy were injured Thursday morning when their vehicles collided in East Durham.

Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, authorities reported.

The accident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Angier Avenue and Pleasant Drive, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. Investigators said Lauryn Hill of Durham pulled out from Pleasant Drive into the path of a marked patrol car driven by Durham County Deputy M. Conrad Smith.

Smith had the right-of-way, Michael said. Speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the accident, she said. No charges had been filed Thursday afternoon, but the accident remained under investigation.

Smith was treated at the hospital for a leg injury and was expected to be released Thursday. Sheriff Mike Andrews visited with the deputy and Hill, who was also treated at the hospital, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Tamara Gibbs.

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