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LA State Police Trooper injured in I-49 crash

ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. — Police were on the scene of a crash involving a Louisiana State Police unit on I-49 in Grand Coteau yesterday afternoon.

Interstate 49 was closed at 4:30p.m. for some time on Tuesday at mile marker 10 southbound after the crash while the investigation was in progress.

A State Trooper, who was in his state police unit, was rear-ended by another southbound vehicle, troopers say.

The trooper had stopped his vehicle because of debris in the road from a previous crash, and was about to get out of his unit when he was rear-ended, troopers say.

The trooper sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

More on this crash will be available as the investigation continues.