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Controlled Substances May Be Involved In Crash That Injured State Trooper
Reported by: Latasha Hughes
Web Producer: Jessica Reed
Reported: Jun. 5, 2012 6:09 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 5, 2012 9:17 PM EDT
Diamond , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Three people, including a state trooper are sent to the hospital after a crash Tuesday evening in eastern Kanawha County.
It happened just after 5:30 p.m. on Route 60 in Diamond.
Troopers say a blue Chevrolet Cavalier being driven by Richard Moore, 50, of Belle, struck the center median and hit a 2001 Chevrolet truck.
Troopers say Moore then continued, striking a guardrail, and crossed into the east bound lanes. He then hit a parked state trooper's cruiser, who had just finished a traffic stop, head-on. The trooper's dash camera was able to paint a clear picture of how the accident played out, according to state police.
Moore had to be cut from his vehicle and suffered severe injuries. His passenger was also sent the hospital.
The trooper also went to the hospital to be checked out.
Troopers say they are investigating the crash, and believe controlled substances were involved.
Route 60 was re-opened just after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Dispatchers say both lanes of Route 60 near the Diamond area are shut down due to an accident.
They say a trooper was involved in that crash.
It happen just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
They say a car was traveling westbound, crossed the median and then hit a state police cruiser heading eastbound. The driver of that car had to be cut out of the wreckage and both people in the car were taken to the hospital.
The trooper was not injured.
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