State trooper injured after rental truck crashed into cruiser

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STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) – State police say a trooper was injured early Thursday morning after a rental truck crashed into that trooper’s cruiser on I-84 in Sturbridge.

According to Massachusetts State Police Media Relations, the trooper was part of a road detail set up on I-84 westbound. At around 12:05 A.M., a U-Haul truck and trailer crashed into the trooper’s cruiser, causing the police car to roll over.

Other state troopers, working with Sturbridge firefighters, were able to free the trooper from the overturned cruiser.

Both the trooper and the driver of the rental truck were taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester. State police say the trooper was treated for minor injuries and released this morning and the driver is still in the hospital with minor injuries.

A truck that was owned by the road construction contractor was also struck by the UHaul; the operator was not injured.

The two lanes that had been closed were reopened shortly after 4:00 a.m.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by State Police Crime Scene Services.

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