MSP cruiser hit, trooper injured in crash on I-94

Posted at 8:55 AM, Mar 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-16 16:46:55-04

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — Michigan State Police say icy road conditions contributed to an incident in which an MSP trooper was struck by a vehicle while investigating an earlier accident on I-94.

It happened around 4:15 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of I-94 in Battle Creek, near the 92-mile marker. The trooper is recovering from his injuries.

We’re told by MSP the trooper was investigating a crash on the shoulder of the freeway’s eastbound lanes, when icy road conditions caused another car to lose control and strike a cable barrier.

According to a Michigan State Police news released issued at 4:15 p.m. Saturday:

“As the Trooper was calling for assistance, his patrol car was struck from behind by another vehicle. That vehicle spun and came to rest in the travel lane, then was clipped by a semi-truck.”

The 30-year-old Galesburg woman who drove the vehicle that hit the patrol car was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital with minor injuries. The 67-year-old man from Jackson who drove the semi-truck was not injured, according to police. And the MSP trooper also was treated for minor injuries at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.

The accident is still being investigated.

Troopers were assisted by the Calhoun County Sheriff Department, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek Fire Department and Life Care Ambulance.