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Rock Hill police vehicle in crash with civilian, 1 officer injured, cops say

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One officer sustained a minor injury Friday afternoon in a crash between a Rock Hill Police Department vehicle and a civilian SUV, officials said.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. in York County at the intersection of Eden Terrace and Cel-River Road, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

S.C. Highway Patrol troopers worked the crash because of the involvement of a Rock Hill police vehicle, said Lt. Michael Chavis of the Rock Hill Police Department.

Chavis said the incident happened during normal traffic conditions and travel of the police officers.

There were two officers in the police vehicle at the time, Chavis said. One suffered a banged knee that Chavis said was not believed to be a serious injury.

The driver of the civilian vehicle suffered a possible minor injury, said Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the highway patrol.

No one in the wreck required transport for injuries, Miller said.

The police vehicle was heading west on Cel-River Road at the time of the crash, Miller said. The civilian driver was heading north on Eden Terrace, Miller said.

The investigation by troopers showed that the driver of the civilian vehicle failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign, Miller said. That SUV then was struck by the police vehicle, Miller said. Troopers cited the civilian driver for failure to yield, Miller said.

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