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Trooper involved in three-vehicle crash in Boardman



Published: Wed, October 2, 2013 @ 1:42 p.m.

Trooper involved in three-vehicle crash in Boardman

BOARDMAN

An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper responding to a car accident drove through a red light at the intersection of U.S. Route 224 and state Route 7, colliding with a Chevrolet Impala that then struck a BMW at about 10:50 a.m. today.

Sgt. Michael Wilson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the trooper involved in the crash proceeded through the intersection with the cruiser’s sirens and lights activated, heading east on U.S. Route 224, only after “all traffic had appeared to stop.”

The Chevrolet Impala was headed north on state Route 7 and was in the far right lane when the crash occurred. Upon impact, it then slid into the westbound lane, hitting the BMW.

Wilson added that the accident is under investigation, and that the Ohio State Highway Patrol will treat it as a “regular crash.”

“We’ll look at who failed to yield and why, and we’ll see what the [dashboard] camera shows,” Wilson said.

The three drivers were taken to St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center with minor injuries, Wilson said.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has not yet released names of those involved in the accident.


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