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Trooper injured in crash; MHP warns people to slow down for emergency vehicles

Trooper's patrol car was hit from behind
Posted at 2:45 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-21 22:23:39-05

The Montana Highway Patrol is reminding people to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles after several recent crashes involving troopers.

MHP posted a video on its Facebook page Saturday morning that shows footage of Trooper Taylor Gagnon's patrol car being hit from behind while she was responding to a crash.

The MHP said Trooper Gagnon was responding to a Subaru that had collided with a deer when a pickup lost control and struck the left rear of the patrol car.

As the MHP vehicle spun into the right ditch, the pickup began to overturn, striking and forcing the Subaru off the ramp of a tow truck and into the right ditch.

Trooper Gagnon was wearing her seatbelt in her vehicle at the time of the crash and was treated at a hospital for minor injuries, according to MHP.

The MHP has not released information about the location of the incident, but we do know that Trooper Gagnon was initially assigned to the Bozeman district when she graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in March 2019.

We have not received information on the condition of the driver of the Subaru or the pickup. We will update if we get more information.

MHP reminds the public it is state law to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, including tow trucks.