Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper injured

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper was seriously injured after being hit while responding to another crash Thursday night.

OSHP says the Granville Post trooper was shot while outside his vehicle investigating a crash that happened around 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 70 near post 129 in Licking County . A tow truck was also called to the scene.

A white 2008 Volvo commercial tractor-trailer was traveling westbound in the left lane and attempted to change lanes, hitting another commercial vehicle, then the tow truck, with the headlights activated.

This pushed the tow truck into the other vehicles at the scene of the accident and the soldier.

The soldier was seriously injured and transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital in stable condition.

Another driver was slightly injured.

All soldiers on site wore reflective clothing.

The accident is still under investigation.

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