The Billings Gazette reports that a Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office deputy, responding to a crash on Interstate 90 on Wednesday morning, was left with minor injuries when a pickup hit his parked patrol vehicle.
The incident is the most recent in a string of crashes in which Montana law enforcement have been hit by other vehicles. The Helena Independent Record reported that five Montana Highway Patrol vehicles were hit in five separate crashes in December 2017.

At around 9 a.m. Wednesday, the vehicle driven by the deputy was parked on the shoulder atop a hill near I-90 mile marker 411 to control traffic for a fire truck and ambulance responding to a crash between a tanker semi and a pickup. Another oncoming eastbound pickup tried to get around a semi truck and struck the deputy’s department-issued Ford pickup.

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