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Deputy treated for injuries after two-vehicle crash in Lake of the Woods County

BAUDETTE, Minn.—A crash in Lake of the Woods County has left a sheriff's deputy with life-threatening injuries.

Deputy Bradley Steven Abbey, 34, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after his 2014 Ford Explorer was struck by a 1995 Chevrolet pickup at a county road intersection about 8 miles south of Baudette, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

The sport utility vehicle owned by the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff's Department was westbound on County Road 1 as it approached the intersection around 5 p.m. Sunday, the report stated. An unnamed 16-year-old was driving the pickup that was northbound on County Road 5.

The teen failed to yield to the sheriff's vehicle, according to the report. The pickup hit the SUV, forcing the sheriff's vehicle to roll, the report stated.

Both the male driver of the pickup and his 16-year-old passenger, Jkaray Troydae Matthias of Baudette, were wearing their seat belts and were not injured. Bradley was wearing his seat belt as well.

Abbey, who has been a deputy with the Sheriff's Department since 2012, appears to be in stable condition, Sheriff Gary Fish told the Herald Monday.

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