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Utahn injures Wyoming trooper in traffic accident
First Published Apr 30 2014 08:48 pm • Last Updated Apr 30 2014 08:48 pm

A Utah driver is accused of speeding around a crash scene Wednesday morning in Wyoming, striking a highway patrol cruiser and injuring a trooper.

The trooper was inside a parked cruiser on Wyoming State Highway 387, near Midwest in northeast Wyoming, while a previous crash and several slide-offs were under investigation, according to a press statement from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. A lane had been closed, and multiple cruisers and tow trucks had their overhead lights activated, WHP reported. Traffic was moving 30 to 40 mph, when a driver from Riverton sped around other vehicles in the passing lane, troopers wrote. The driver’s F-150 truck drove through the traffic cones and "plowed" into the parked cruiser at 66 mph, troopers reported.

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The Riverton driver, 46, was not injured and was cited for reckless driving, troopers wrote. The trooper sitting in the parked cruiser suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.




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