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August 23, 2019

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Trooper injured after car hits patrol vehicle in Las Vegas

Authorities are investigating if alcohol was a factor after a car struck a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle, causing the SUV to flip.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the trooper and the other driver were taken to a hospital for minor injuries after the early Tuesday crash near downtown Las Vegas.

Trooper Travis Smacka says a silver sedan driving west on Charleston Boulevard struck the trooper who was traveling north on Grand Central Parkway.

The police SUV landed on its roof near the intersection following the T-bone wreck.

Authorities have not released the names of the trooper or the driver.