Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser hit near Youngstown, trooper taken to hospital

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The trooper was responding to a car accident and his cruiser was parked in the left lane with lights flashing

LIBERTY, TWP., Ohio (WKBN) — An Ohio State Trooper was sent to the hospital after his cruiser was hit on State Route 11 north of Youngstown.

It happened shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday morning in Liberty Township, less than a quarter mile from the Tibbetts Wick exit.

The trooper was responding to a car accident and his cruiser was parked in the left lane with lights flashing.

That’s when an oncoming car struck the back of the cruiser.

The trooper and driver of that car were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Neither alcohol or weather were believed to have played a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

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