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Rhode Island State Trooper Involved in Crash

A Rhode Island state trooper was treated for his injuries after his cruiser was involved in a crash Friday night, according to state police.

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A Rhode Island state trooper was treated for his injuries after his cruiser was involved in a crash Friday night, according to state police.

At 7:23 p.m., the officer was responding to the report of a rollover accident on Route 295 in Cranston. The officer observed the crash in the shoulder of the high speed lane and tried to move into the left travel lane. A vehicle ahead of trooper began to break hard and suddenly and the trooper swerved to avoid the vehicle, striking the snow-covered shoulder.

The trooper was treated at Rhode Island Hospital and released. Icy roads may have been a factor in the crash. 

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