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..