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Deputy struck by vehicle during traffic stop near Palmdale

Authorities are investigating a three-car crash on the southbound Highway 14 after a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop late Saturday near Palmdale, authorities said.

About 8:50 p.m., a deputy responded to a traffic stop involving a person suspected of driving under the influence. As the deputy exited the vehicle, a passing vehicle struck him, then crashed into another vehicle, according to CHP and sheriff's officials.

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The deputy suffered minor injuries. Two lanes of the southbound Highway 14 were still closed as of 10 p.m. Saturday.

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