No one injured when driver strikes Stearns County squad car

No one injured when driver strikes Stearns County squad car Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office

December 08, 2018 10:17 PM

CORRECTION-- The Stearns County Sheriff's Office sent out the following correction to the previous release:

According to Sheriff Don Gudmundson, Sgt. Steven Noetzel was driving his marked 2017 Ford Explorer when he activated his emergency lights and attempted to make a U-turn to make a traffic stop. A 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Tyler Joseph Klein, 24, of Cold Spring, was following the squad car and impacted with the squad's driver side front tire area. 

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The Stearns County Sheriff Office says the earlier news release was incorrect and based on incomplete information. Any further information will be provided by the Minnesota State Patrol, who is investigating the crash.


No one was injured in a crash involving a Stearns County Sheriff's Office squad car Friday night.

The sheriff's office said Sgt. Steven Noetzel was attempting to make a traffic stop on County Road 2 in Cold Spring around 9:45 p.m. Friday when another driver struck his squad car.

Neither Noetzel nor the other driver - identified as 24-year-old Tyler Joseph Klein - required additional medical attention after being checked for injuries, the sheriff's office said.


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