UPDATE: Injured WSP trooper now home recovering

UPDATE: Injured WSP trooper now home recovering
The WSP patrol car that was hit in the accident. The trooper that sustained non life-threatening injuries was in this vehicle when it was struck.

UPDATE: The trooper who was injured Sunday night is now home recovering, according to WSP Trooper Jeff Sevingey.

Original Story:

Washington State Patrol confirms two troopers, who were responding to an earlier crash, were hit by a car on I-90 in Spokane Valley.

The crash happened on eastbound I-90 near Barker Road around 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

The trooper that was in the above vehicle sustained non life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. The other trooper involved was outside of his vehicle when the accident occurred.

WSP closed eastbound I-90 to traffic near Barker Road. The highway “will be closed for several hours,” according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney.

Update- EB I90 at Barker

2 troopers on scene of earlier crash when they were struck by another vehicle. One trooper transported with non life-threatening injuries.

Causing driver in custody for vehicular assault.

Roadway will be closed for several hours. Be avoid area.

— Trooper J. Sevigney (@wspd4pio) February 11, 2019

You’re asked to avoid the area tonight.

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