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State Trooper Crashes Into Parked Tanker Truck On I-355

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An Illinois State Police squad car spun out and crashed into the trailer of a tanker truck that was stopped on the shoulder of the Veterans Memorial Tollway on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

An Illinois State Police squad car spun out and crashed into the trailer of a tanker truck that was stopped on the shoulder of the Veterans Memorial Tollway on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

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BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (CBS) – An Illinois State Trooper escaped serious injuries early Friday, after his squad car spun out and ended up partly stuck under a tanker truck parked on the right shoulder.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports the trooper was responding to a traffic crash on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) near the Boughton Road Toll Plaza around 5:30 a.m., when he ended up in a crash of his own.

State Police Master Sgt. Brian McKinney said the trooper lost control of his squad car, possibly due to high winds and slick conditions on the road, and spun to the right side of the tollway. The rear of his car struck the trailer of a tanker truck that was stopped on the shoulder.

He was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital with minor head and neck injuries.

The cash lanes at the toll plaza on the northbound side of the tollway were shut down after the crash, and traffic was moving only through the I-Pass lanes near the scene of the wreck.

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