A WHP Trooper was struck by a vehicle Monday, Feb. 24, west of Colony, Wyoming, on US 212. (Photo courtesy of WHP)
A Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) trooper is recovering after his vehicle was struck by a commercial vehicle that jackknifed Monday, west of Colony on US 212.
The trooper was stopped on the shoulder of the roadway, finishing up paperwork from a previous crash, according to a Feb. 25 WHP release. He was sitting in the driver’s seat of his patrol car when the back of his vehicle was slammed by an eastbound commercial vehicle, knocking him unconscious. The trooper’s K-9 partner, who was also in the vehicle at the time, was not injured.
A passing motorist stopped and called for assistance using the trooper’s radio, the release stated.
The trooper was transported to Monument Health Spearfish Hospital in Spearfish, South Dakota, for injuries sustained in the crash. The release did not cite the extent of the trooper’s injuries or his current condition.
WHP reminds motorists to slow down when driving on snow or ice-covered roadways and to check wyoroad.info for the latest road conditions.