State Trooper Car Struck on Interstate

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Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Tim Rader’s squad car was hit by a semi Saturday night around 8:40, suffering extensive damage.

Trooper Rader was responding to a semi run off on I-70 near mile marker 13 in the west bound lanes. His squad car was parked in the driving lane and all emergency lights were activated on the vehicle. Another west bound semi hit his brakes, but due to weather conditions began to jack-knife and slid into the squad car.

Trooper Rader was wearing his seatbelt and received only minor cuts and bruises. He was released at the scene by medical personnel. Both the driver and co-driver of the semi-tractor trailer, from Mississauga, Ontario, were transported to the hospital with non-life threating injuries. 

Investigation leads officers to believe the semi was driving too fast for road conditions.

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