CHP officer struck, severely injured on I-80

Mar 12, 2016 9:42 PM by KRNV

California Highway Patrol confirms that a CHP officer has sustained major injuries after was struck by an SUV on I-80 around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

According to another CHP officer, the victim was standing outside of his car on I-80 westbound just west of Castle Peak when an SUV struck him. The trooper was transported to Renown with internal injuries and broken legs. CHP - Truckee's website lists him as being in serious condition.

Initial investigation shows that the woman was travelling at an unsafe speed for the weather conditions when the crash happened.

The driver is cooperating in the investigation.


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