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UPDATE: Cartersville Officer Injured in Crash

The officer and two other people injured in the accident are being treated for their injuries.

UPDATE: Cartersville Officer Injured in Crash

UPDATE at 2:20 p.m.: The Georgia State Patrol has released the identities of those involved in the early Wednesday morning crash.

The Cartersville police officer has been identified as Sarah Johnson, 26, and the Cadillac was being driven by 77-year-old Patricia Popham of Cartersville. 

The passenger inside the Cadillac was Malia Lewis, 4, also of Cartersville. Charges are pending in the accident, said GSP spokesperson Tracey Watson.

ORIGINAL STORY

An officer with the Cartersville Police Department was injured in a crash that occurred Wednesday morning.

The officer, along with two other people, were involved in a "serious vehicle accident" that took place at around 7:30 a.m. on Highway 113/West Avenue at Lee Street.

Preliminary review of the case indicates the officer was responding to an emergency call to help another officer, said Tracey Watson, spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol. 

A 1990 Cadillac Deville on Lee Street attempted to cross West Avenue/Highway 113 and pulled into the path of the police car.

Watson said the patrol car hit the Cadillac on its rear left door. 

The officer and a juvenile passenger in the Cadillac were both transported to Cartersville Medical Center while the driver of the Cadillac was taken to Floyd Medical, Watson added. 

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.

Stay with Patch for updates.

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