Trooper in squad car hit on I-65

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Indiana State Police cruiser that was struck by a pickup on I-65.

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  An Indiana State Trooper was taken to a hospital in northwest Indiana Wednesday morning after the squad car he was sitting in was hit by a pickup truck on I-65 near Merrillville.

The trooper, Aaron Segrest, 53, a 29-year veteran was sitting in his parked squad car on the outer shoulder of the northbound lanes at around 10 a.m. with his emergency lights on while investigating a two-vehicle accident when the driver of a pickup truck also in the northbound lanes lost control and hit Segrest’s car.

The driver told police he had been cut-off by a semi and he had to brake aggressively to avoid a collision and that’s when he lost control.  Trooper Segrest, the driver of the pickup and a passenger were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries..

The driver of this pickup said he lost control when a semi cut him off.
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