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UHP Trooper Injured After Vehicle Veers Off I-15, Slams Into Patrol Car

Jan 1, 2021, 11:10 AM | Updated: Jan 2, 2021, 12:03 am

RIVERDALE, Utah – A trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol was treated for minor injuries after a passenger vehicle drifted onto the shoulder and struck the squad car on Interstate 15.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Friday in northbound lanes near milepost 340 in Riverdale.

Officials said Trooper Brandon Mortensen was sitting in his marked patrol car while conducting speed enforcement.

While Mortensen was parked, on oncoming Honda Civic drifted out of its lane, hitting the rear of the patrol car. The impact forced the patrol car off the shoulder and into the embankment. The vehicle suffered considerable damage.

The trooper was transported to the hospital to be treated for what officials called minor injuries. He was later released.

Investigators from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office and Roy Police Department were called out to determine the exact cause of the crash.

Officials said the male driver of the Civic was under suspicion for driving under the influence.

UHP officials said troopers took 37 suspected impaired drivers off the road across Utah over the New Year’s holiday.

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