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Trooper hit by vehicle along I-40

OHP Trooper Jason Richardson was hit by a vehicle along i-40 Tuesday morning. (Source Oklahoma Highway Patrol) OHP Trooper Jason Richardson was hit by a vehicle along i-40 Tuesday morning. (Source Oklahoma Highway Patrol)

SHAWNEE, OK (KSWO) –An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle along I-40.

OHP says Trooper Jason Richardson was out of his car working on previous crashes near mile marker 180 on I-40 around 8:00 a.m. Tuesday when he was hit. The driver of the vehicle that hit him lost control and slid into the center median before it overturned and hit Trooper Richardson.

Trooper Richardson was taken to a hospital in Oklahoma City for leg, head and internal injuries.

Trooper Richardson graduated from the 52nd OHP Academy in 2000 and is assigned to Troop A in Pottawatomie County.

The name of the driver has not been released.

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