Ocala officer-involved in serious crash, police say

2 vehicle crash closes Southeast 25th Avenue to 22nd Avenue

An Ocala police cruiser damaged in a crash on Feb. 26, 2021. (Image: Ocala Police Department) (WKMG 2021)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – An Ocala police officer was involved in a crash Friday morning with another vehicle, according to the department.

Authorities said the crash happened at Southeast 17th Street and Southeast 22nd Avenue.

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Images shared by Ocala police on Twitter show the officer’s cruiser with serious front-end damages and a white Jeep also with significant damages.

All westbound lanes were closed Friday around 8 a.m. from 25th to 22nd avenues.

The officer and the other driver were taken to an area hospital. Ocala police said they both suffered minor injuries.

The crash investigation is ongoing.