Deputy injured during northeast Iowa traffic stop

MONONA, Iowa (AP) — A Clayton County sheriff’s deputy has been injured during an accident while conducting a traffic stop in northeast Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 18 just west of Monona.

The patrol says a car driven by 84-year-old Mary Svendsen was headed down a highway shoulder before ramming the back of Deputy Craig Johnson’s vehicle. The patrol says the emergency lights on Johnson’s vehicle were flashing.

Svendsen and Johnson were taken to a hospital.

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