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Amanda Currier/TSM

Just before noon yesterday, a Caddo Parish Sheriff's Deputy was involved in an accident on Highway 173 in north Caddo Parish.

According to Sheriff Steve Prator, at 11:42 am yesterday morning, K-9 Deputy Maggie Boykin was eastbound in route to a traffic accident on Interstate 49 when she approached the intersection of Hwy. 173 and Hwy. 1 with lights and siren activated.

Southbound traffic yielded to Boykin's vehicle. Boykin stopped at the intersection and then proceeded on, believing that it was safe and clear of other traffic. It was at this time she was struck by the 82-year-old driver of a northbound pickup.

Both Boykin and the other driver were taken to Willis-Knighton Bossier for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Boykin's K-9 was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.