Police cruiser collides with tractor trailer in Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A crash between a police cruiser and tractor trailer happened in Knoxville overnight.

The Knoxville Police Department  says the marked cruiser and the tractor trailer were going westbound on Rutledge Pike near Loves Creek Sunday night. The driver of the tractor trailer tried to change lanes, but did not see the cruiser, according to the report.

The officer was transported to UT Medical Center for minor injuries. He was released. The driver of the tractor trailer did not have any injuries and was able to drive the truck from the scene.

Investigators say the driver of the tractor trailer was cited for careless driving.

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