Trooper struck in I-40 accident

Ponca City Now - January 19, 2016 9:33 am

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper has been struck by a vehicle while investigating an accident along Interstate 40 east of Oklahoma City.

OHP officials told reporters that the trooper was outside a patrol car near Shawnee when struck just after 8 a.m. Tuesday. The trooper was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital in undisclosed condition.

An OHP spokesman did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press for additional information.

The highway patrol released a statement saying eastbound lanes of the interstate are currently closed.


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