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North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper struck on road, injured

October 30, 2018

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was taken to a hospital after being struck by a vehicle while helping direct traffic as cattle crossed a road in McKenzie County.

The incident happened Monday evening on state Highway 23, east of Watford City, as the trooper was out of his vehicle helping county deputies.

Authorities say a pickup truck hit two vehicles at the scene and then struck Sgt. David Kolness. The 36-year-old trooper was taken to a Watford City hospital with unspecified injuries. The pickup driver also was injured, and might face charges.

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