Trooper not injured after crashing during pursuit



A trooper is going to be okay after he crashed his patrol car during a pursuit.

It happened Friday night in Jackson County. According to the Department of Public Safety, the trooper was in pursuit of a Dodge Durango with Jackson Police and Jackson County Sheriff.

The chase ended up on Clay Banner Road just south of Jackson. It was there, on a sharp curve that the trooper ran off the road, hit a mailbox, struck a tree, and went down a ravine. He was okay, but his patrol car suffered severe damage.

The front windshield and back window were busted and the bumper and fender were ripped off.

The sergeant on scene told the Guardian that the trooper was not hurt and the crash will be sent to the patrol’s area-commander for further investigation; the sergeant said it is state policy to do so.

Two people were apprehended by others in the pursuit a couple miles away.

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