State Trooper Struck By Truck Near Watford City

The patrol squad's emergency lights were activated.

Watford City, N.D. (KFGO) – A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was injured when he was struck by a pickup near Watford City Monday night.

The highway patrol says around 5:45 p.m. on Highway 23, a 36-year-old trooper got out of his squad to help with traffic control for cattle crossing the road.

The patrol squad’s emergency lights were activated.

As the trooper was preparing to direct traffic, a pickup failed to stop for the emergency lights.

The pickup then sideswiped a pickup that had stopped, rear-ended the patrol squad and then struck trooper.

The trooper from Williston was taken to the McKenzie County Hospital with unknown injuries.

The 22-year-old Libby, Montana, man driving the first pickup suffered unknown injuries.

Charges against him are pending.

The other pickup driver, a 37-year-old man from Taconite, Minnesota, was not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.

The crash happened about five miles east of Watford City.

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