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Crash between Colorado State Patrol cruiser, Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy northeast of Watkins

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- A crash involving an Arapahoe County sheriff's deputy and Colorado State Patrol trooper injured two law enforcement officers on Saturday, the Aurora Police Department said.

It happened when both were responding to East 80th Avenue and Schumaker Road for a road rage incident involving a handgun.

The vehicles crashed at East 48th Avenue and Manila Road northeast of Watkins.

The trooper had to be extricated from the damaged unmarked Dodge Charger and was airlifted to a hospital.  The deputy was driving a Ford Expedition and was transported by ambulance.

Both drivers suffered serious injuries, according to police.