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Nebraska State Patrol trooper injured when cruiser is struck on Interstate 80 in Sarpy County

Nebraska State Patrol trooper injured when cruiser is struck on Interstate 80 in Sarpy County

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A Nebraska State Patrol trooper was injured Wednesday morning when his cruiser was struck while diverting traffic. Both drivers were taken to an Omaha hospital. The trooper was later released.

A Nebraska State Trooper was injured Wednesday when his cruiser was struck while diverting traffic on Interstate 80 in Sarpy County.

The trooper, who was inside the cruiser at the time of the crash, and the driver of the vehicle that struck the cruiser were both taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy. The trooper has since been released from the hospital, according to a press release from the Nebraska State Patrol.

The crash occurred shortly before 10 a.m. on eastbound I-80 between U.S. Highway 50 and Giles Road. Troopers had responded to reports of road damage in the area about an hour before and were blocking off the far right lane of traffic for construction workers to repair on the road.

The trooper’s cruiser was parked blocking the far right lane of I-80 with emergency lights on when it was struck from the rear by a Lexus SUV, the patrol said.

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

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