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Truck damages patrol car, but not trooper

A Utah Highway Patrol vehicle suffered extensive damage, but the trooper was uninjured, after being hit during Monday morning's icy commute along the Wasatch Front.
A Utah Highway Patrol vehicle suffered extensive damage, but the trooper was uninjured, after being hit during Monday morning's icy commute along the Wasatch Front.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

OREM — A Utah Highway Patrol vehicle suffered extensive damage after being hit during Monday morning's icy commute along the Wasatch Front.

The trooper, however, was not injured.

Just after 8 a.m., UHP trooper James Wright was investigating an accident on northbound I-15 near the Geneva Dump overpass in Utah County.

While waiting for a tow truck to arrive to take away a damaged vehicle, the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup truck lost control of her vehicle, skidded across all lanes of traffic and rammed into the back of the trooper's patrol car, according to a statement from the UHP.

Wright, who was outside his vehicle, was not injured. The woman driving the pickup also was not injured. Her truck was still driveable after the accident. A second tow truck had to be called for the patrol car.

The Utah County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash but did not issue any citations against the driver.