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Teen killed in accident involving police officer

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Authorities are continuing to investigate a car accident that took the life of a 16-year-old boy and involved an on-duty police officer.

The accident occurred in late July around 1 a.m. as the police officer responded to a an accident. She was driving with her emergency lights and sirens on to get to a bar fight that was called in when she collided with the teen on Highway 35 and County OT.

The teen was thrown from the car in the accident and rushed to the hospital as soon as emergency crews arrived. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Motor vehicle accidents can quickly change the lives of many people, our condolences are with the friends and family of the victim.