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Clackamas County deputy injured in early Sunday crash

Garrett Grimm is a 2009 graduate of West Linn High


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas County Deputy Sheriff Garrett Grimm waits for help after his patrol car was struck early Sunday on Highway 212 in Damascus.A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy was injured early Sunday in a two-car crash on Highway 212 in Damascus.

The deputy, Garrett Grimm, was transported to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left fibula and facial lacerations likely from glass broken during the crash. He has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

GRIMMGrimm, a 2009 graduate of West Linn High School, has worked for the CCSO as a deputy assigned to the Patrol Division since September 2014. He was the varsity soccer goalie during his junior and senior years at West Linn; after high school, he went to Clackamas Community College before beginning training to be a deputy sheriff.

The driver of the second car is described as an 18-year-old male. He was transported to the hospital as a precaution but did not appear to be injured.

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the driver of the second car, a Subaru sedan, was traveling on Highway 212 near Southeast Rust Way on his way home after staying awake most of the night. The Subaru veered out of his lane and collided with a CCSO patrol car near the front driver side wheel as it traveled in the opposite direction.

The crash was witnessed by two other CCSO deputies who were traveling a short distance behind Grimm. They rendered care to both drivers until medical personnel arrived.

KOIN 6 News contributed to this story.