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State trooper injured in crash on I-10 in Ascension Parish

A state trooper was injured in a crash on I-10 in Prairieville Saturday, Feb. 5.
Published: Feb. 5, 2022 at 11:58 AM CST
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PRAIRIEVILLE (WAFB) - A state trooper was injured in a crash on I-10 in Prairieville Saturday, Feb. 5.

According to a spokesman with LSP, the trooper was sitting inside his police vehicle just after 10:00 a.m. near the Bluff Road overpass in Ascension Parish when he was hit by another car.

The trooper was conducting a speed enforcement checkpoint at the time of the crash.

The trooper sustained minor injuries and was taken to Baton Rouge General Medical Center,...
The trooper sustained minor injuries and was taken to Baton Rouge General Medical Center, according to LSP.(Louisiana State Police)

Authorities say the crash happened as the trooper was positioned on the left shoulder of the highway.

At the same time, a 2017 Honda Accord driven by Dyresha Moshanay Wallace, 28, of Baton Rouge was traveling eastbound on I-10. The Honda reportedly drove onto the shoulder and hit the passenger side of the trooper’s car.

The trooper sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Wallace was cited for careless operation, authorities report. Police say she, along with a 16-month-old, passenger were properly restrained and were not injured during the crash.

Troopers urge citizens to remember that Louisiana’s “Move Over” law to keep everyone safe.

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