WSP Trooper Rear-Ended By Semi-Truck Near Ritzville; Additional - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

WSP Trooper Rear-Ended By Semi-Truck Near Ritzville Identified

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>>Update: The 19 year veteran trooper who was severely injured after a semi tractor driver crashed into him has been identified as Dean Burt.

KHQ.COM - The Washington State Patrol's Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating a semi tractor driver that crashed into a Washington State Patrol cruiser on Sunday night on Hwy. 395 at milepost 90.

Two state troopers were parked on the right northbound shoulder when the truck traveled across the edgeline and struck the rear of one of the cruisers which subsequently struck the other patrol car. A 19-year-veteran trooper from the Ritzville detachment was severely injured and airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The trooper's injuries are non-life threatening.

>>>>Detectives are seeking witnesses that may have seen the collision or any event leading up to or following the crash. If you have any information or know somebody that does, please contact Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper at (360) 805-1192 or Detective Greg Wilcoxson at (360) 805-1195.