St. Louis officer injured in crash on I-70 express lanes - KMOV.com

St. Louis officer injured in crash on I-70 express lanes

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Emergency crews on I-70 near McKinley following a crash (Credit: MoDOT) Emergency crews on I-70 near McKinley following a crash (Credit: MoDOT)
A damaged police vehicle in on a tow truck in the express lanes of I-70 Friday (Credit: KMOV) A damaged police vehicle in on a tow truck in the express lanes of I-70 Friday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis police officer sustained neck and back injuries during a crash in the express lanes of Interstate 70 at Branch.

The Fourth District Officer was reportedly assisting on a radio call when his patrol car was hit from behind, according to the police department.

The crash occurred in the express lanes around 10 a.m., causing delays on the interstate and closing the express lanes. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, their vehicles blocked one eastbound and a westbound lane.

A News 4 photographer reported the patrol vehicle sustained damage in the crash. It was seen being towed away from the crash scene around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the patrol car was "very cooperative" at the scene, according to police. He was not injured in the crash and was issued tickets. 

The officer is expected to be released from the hospital sometime Friday afternoon.

By 11:10 a.m., all emergency crews had left the scene and all lanes were reopened. 

No other details regarding the crash have been released. 

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