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ISP: Trooper injured when squad car struck on I65

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An Indiana State Police trooper was injured on Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on I-65 in Lake County.

According to police, at 10 a.m. Master Trooper Aaron Segrest, 53, was sitting in his stationary squad car, stopped on the outer shoulder of northbound I-65 south of the U.S. Highway 30/Merrillville exit, when he was struck by a second vehicle driven by Melldoran Rambo, 61 of Star City, Ind.

Rambo advised police that he had been northbound in the left lane when he was cut off by a semi, forcing him to brake aggressively and causing him to lose control of his 2004 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. Rambo spun out across all of the northbound lanes and struck Segrestís unmarked Ford Crown Victoria, police said.

The Crown Vicís emergency lights were activated at the time.

Segrest was transported to Saint Maryís Medical Center in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Rambo and his passenger, Kay Rambo, 62, also of Star City, were transported to Southlake Methodist Hospital in Merrillville with non-life threatening injuries, police said.



Posted 3/6/2014