Scioto County Trooper Struck While Investigating Crash

By
WOUB Staff Writer

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Updated Mon, Oct 31, 2011 11:10 am

An Ohio State Highway Patrol Officer was struck by a vehicle while investigating a crash Sunday night along U.S. Route 52.

Trooper Donald Edgington of the Ohio State Highway Patrol post in Portsmouth was examining a crash scene when he was hit in the back by a vehicle's right mirror.

Investigators say the driver of the vehicle, Dorothy Hoop, 84, of West Portsmouth, was not traveling at a high rate of speed when she struck the trooper.

Edgington had a previous surgery where eight screws were put in his back.

He was taken to Grant Hospital for precautionary measures.

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