Trooper investigating fatal I-485 crash critically hurt after car collides with patrol cruiser

(Photo: Long Creek Fire Department)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WSOC) — A state highway patrol trooper investigating a fatal crash from Friday night is in critical condition after a car collided with their cruiser and then, the cruiser hit them.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. Saturday on the outer loop of I-485 at West W.T. Harris Boulevard.

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Officials said the trooper was getting ready to resurvey the scene from Friday night’s fatal crash and they were beginning to shut the roadway down.

The trooper had parked their car in the middle of the roadway to block two lanes at once and authorities said as two cars were coming down I-485, one went right of the car and the other went left of the car, hitting the trooper’s patrol car.

The patrol car then hit the trooper.

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