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Lanes of WB I-70 re-open after officer-involved accident is cleared; Mo. state trooper injured

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(KMOV.com) – Three lanes of Westbound I-70 were closed after an accident involving a Missouri state trooper occurred near the Blanchette Bridge Tuesday.

The two vehicle accident occurred between the Maryland Heights Expressway exit and the Blanchette Bridge around 4:00 p.m. Authorities said a Missouri Highway Patrolwoman rear ended an SUV. The SUV was stalled in the far right lane because it ran out of gas.

Authorities said a Missouri Highway Patrol officer was involved and suffered moderate injuries. The driver of the other car also suffered moderate injuries. Both were taken to a hospital.

All lanes re-opened around 6:45 p.m.

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