I-17 accident injures DPS trooper

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A DPS officer is injured after a freeway accident involving a truck and a police cruiser.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson said a DPS Trooper was injured Monday evening in an accident on the I-17 freeway.

The collision happened around 7 P.M. on the southbound side of the freeway near Thomas road.  

According to DPS officials a semi truck and the DPS cruiser collided leaving the officer with a head injury.  He was taken to St. Joseph's hospital to be looked over, but he is expected to be alright.

The incident is still under investigation. 

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