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Two Kootenai County Sheriff's Office patrol cars involved in crash

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Two Kootenai County patrol cars were involved in a crash Tuesday night in Coeur d'Alene. Two Kootenai County patrol cars were involved in a crash Tuesday night in Coeur d'Alene.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - UPDATE: Thankfully no one was hurt, but a crash has put two patrol cars for the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office out of service. 

Around 5pm Tuesday, two deputies were responding to a domestic violence call, when one deputy rear ended the other as they drove down Highway 95. 

Southbound traffic on 95 was down to one lane after the accident, but traffic got back to normal a short time later. 

Idaho State Police are now investigating exactly what caused the crash, to possibly determine if someone is to blame. 

A Kootenai County spokesman says the sheriff's office purchased the patrol cars used, and now they're each worth about $3,500. As of Tuesday night, the two patrol cars are in the shop and we won't know if they're totaled until a repairman takes a closer look later this week. The spokesman says the equipment from both of the cars will be reusable in different patrol vehicles. 

Although the cars are out service, the sheriff's office has back-up vehicles so the deputies can get back to their patrols. 

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Two Kootenai County Sheriff's Office patrol cars were involved in a crash on their way to a domestic violence call in Coeur d'Alene Tuesday night. Deputies on scene told KHQ the two deputies were heading south on Highway 95 during rush hour while responding to the call and one deputy rear-ended another deputy's car. 


The cars sustained major damage, but we are told the deputies involved were not seriously injured. 
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