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Trooper Injured Twice In 2 Years On SR 395, Taken To The Hospital Saturday Morning

RITZVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured when a car spun out and struck his parked cruiser as it was parked along Highway 395 near Ritzville.

Trooper Dean Burt was stopped and investigating another collision Saturday morning when a Honda Civic driven by 24-year-old Mitchell Larson spun out and struck the cruiser. 56-year-old Burt, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, was taken to a Ritzville hospital.

Larson, of Kennewick, was not injured. He was cited for driving too fast for the icy conditions.

Burt, who has been a trooper for more than 20 years, was also injured near Ritzville in 2011 when his patrol car was read-ended by a semi-truck on Highway 395.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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