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State trooper injured in Calhoun County

A state police patrol car was struck and a trooper injured over the weekend during an incident on ice-covered I-94 in Calhoun County.

According to a department media release, the trooper was investigating an accident at 4:15 a.m. Saturday near mile marker 92 in the eastbound lane.

The trooper was on the shoulder of the freeway investigating a one-vehicle crash, when he observed a second vehicle lose control and strike the cable barrier. As the trooper was calling for assistance, his patrol car was struck from behind by another vehicle. That vehicle spun and came to rest in the travel lane. That vehicle was then was clipped by a semi.

The trooper was transported to Bronson Hospital in Battle Creek, where he was treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the patrol car was a 30-year-old female from Galesburg. She was transported to a hospital in Kalamazoo with minor injuries.

The driver of the semi, a 67-year-old Jackson man, was not injured.

Icy road conditions were a contributing factor, according to investigators.

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