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A Lake County Sheriff's officer and film crew members were injured in a crash while filming a live crime T.V. show.

MERRILLVILLE — While filming "First Responders Live," an officer and two film crew members were injured after another vehicle allegedly broadsided a police car on the way to an emergency call, police said.

A Lake County Sheriff's police car was involved in a two-vehicle crash shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez.

A Lake County Sheriff’s officer, two members of the "First Responders Live" film crew riding in the police car and a second driver were injured in the wreck.

An officer was driving a marked squad car with lights and sirens activated while he was en route to an emergency call. The police car was then broadsided by a SUV at the intersection of West 57th Avenue and Cleveland Street.

All four people were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

“I am relieved to hear that there were no serious injuries in this incident,” Martinez said.

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The Indiana State Police are investigating the crash at Martinez's request.

The Lake County Sheriff's Department could not confirm whether charges were filed against the driver of the SUV.

"First Responders Live" is a TV show on Fox that airs Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.