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The Latest: Highway Patrol trooper released from hospital

May 2, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper struck by a hit-and-run vehicle (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

A Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman says a trooper injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle early Thursday morning in metro Las Vegas has been released from a hospital.

Trooper Travis Smaka says the injured trooper was outside his vehicle and conducting a traffic stop on Boulder Highway when he was clipped by a black pickup while trying to dive out of the way.

Smaka says the trooper was released from a hospital after being treated for unspecified injuries.

The pickup left the scene and no description is available for the driver.

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6:40 a.m.

Authorities say a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run vehicle early Thursday morning in metro Las Vegas.

Local news outlets reported that the trooper’s injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

Las Vegas police say the driver of a black pickup that hit the trooper shortly after 1 a.m. did not stop and continued to drive north on Boulder Highway near Lamb Boulevard.

No other details were released.