Ramsey County deputy injured in overnight crash in Arden Hills, says union

A Ramsey County Sheriff's deputy was injured in a crash in Arden Hills, according to the Ramsey County Deputies' Federation. (Ramsey County Deputies' Federation)

A Ramsey County Sheriff's deputy was injured in a crash in Arden Hills, Minnesota late Wednesday night, according to the Ramsey County Deputies' Federation.

The incident happened near the intersection of Hwy. 96 and the off-ramp from Hwy. 10. Both the squad vehicle and an SUV were damaged and the squad vehicle also caught fire.

According to the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, deputies were looking for a suspect in a stolen vehicle in the area of Hwy 96 and 10. But, as a deputy responded to the area, his squad was hit by the suspect's vehicle on the off-ramp. The impact of the crash caused the deputy's squad to spin, hit another vehicle, and catch fire.

According to the Ramsey County Deputies' Federation, a deputy suffered serious injuries in the crash, including a bruised lung, fractured ribs and a possible head injury. The union states the deputy's squad was hit broadside by a fleeing stolen vehicle.

Deputies say the suspect, who was also transported to the hospital, was wanted on a warrant for fleeing police in a motor vehicle and has a "lengthy criminal history."

Minnesota State Patrol was on scene for crash reconstruction.