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Hernando Deputy Injured In Hit-And-Run

A Hernando County deputy received unspecified injuries early Saturday when a vehicle struck the side of his unmarked patrol car then sped away.

Deputy James Baker was treated at the scene of the 4:43 a.m. crash Cortez Boulevard and U.S. 301 then flown by helicopter to St. Josephs Hospital in Tampa, where he was admitted. Authorities had not revealed the extent of his injuries.

Two people who were in the car that struck Bakers cruiser later were apprehended and taken to the crash scene, Hernando County sheriffs officials reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

For more on this story, visit The Tampa Tribune.



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