MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are investigating after a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office deputy was struck by another motorist while attempting to make a traffic stop Friday evening.

According to the sheriff’s office, the crash occurred on County Road 2 near the intersection of 11th Street Northeast in Cold Spring.

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Sheriff Don Gudmundson says Sgt. Steven Noetzel was driving his marked 2017 Ford Explorer with the emergency lights activated attempting to make a U-turn to initiate a traffic stop. A 2011 Chevrolet Malibu was following the squad car and impacted the squad’s driver side front tire.

(credit: Stearns County Sheriff’s Office)

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The driver of the Malibu was identified as 24-year-old Tyler Klein of Cold Spring.

(credit: Stearns County)

Both Klein and Noetzel were treated at the scene and released.

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The crash is being investigated by the Minnesota State Patrol.