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UPDATE: Crews respond to accident involving squad car in Jones Co.

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UPDATE: The Jones County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was involved in a near head-on collision this morning. The crash happened along Highway 64, about 3/4 of a mile west of Wyoming.

Officers say a pickup truck driven by an Edgewood man was going east and trying to pass a semi truck also traveling east on Highway 64, when it collided with the Jones County Deputy going west. The impact of the crash forced the squad car into the roadside ditch, hitting a culvert and then landing on its top. Jones County Deputy Derek Denniston and his K-9 partner Loki were inside the squad car -- Denniston was able to free himself and then got Loki out with the help of a witness.

Denniston was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and has been released, while Loki was treated at an area vet clinic and also released. Both are expected to be okay and return to duty. 

All four people inside the pickup truck, including the driver Ryan Leppert, were not injured. Leppert has now been charged with Passing Contrary to Highway Signs or Markers by the Iowa State Patrol. The truck sustained severe damage to the driver's side in the collision, while the squad car was totaled.

The Iowa State Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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Original Story:

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says an accident happened this morning involving a squad car. 

Authorities say it happened near Wyoming along Highway 64.

Jones County dispatch says no injuries have been reported. 

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