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posted: 8/26/2013 6:39 AM

Crash traps northern Indiana deputy for more than 1 hour

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HELMER, Ind. -- Authorities say a northern Indiana reserve sheriff's deputy was trapped in the wreckage of his patrol car for more than an hour following a crash that left him seriously injured.

WPTA-TV reports 34-year-old Steuben County sheriff's reserve deputy Adam Meeks was on his way to help DeKalb County police when a car pulled out in front of him Saturday night.

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Meeks swerved to avoid that car but he hit a tree, leaving him pinned inside for more than an hour before fire crews extricated him from the wreckage.

The Fremont man was airlifted to a hospital with head, ankle, and wrist injuries and remained in serious condition Sunday.

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