State trooper seriously hurt in crash caused by pickup truck in Oakland County, police say

Officials: MSP trooper seriously injured, pickup driver has minor injuries

A Michigan State Police cruiser and a pickup truck involved in a Feb. 7, 2023, crash in Groveland Township. (Michigan State Police)

GROVELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Michigan State Police trooper was seriously injured Tuesday in a crash caused by a pickup truck in Oakland County, officials said.

The crash happened at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 7) in the area of Dixie Highway and Tripp Road in Groveland Township.

The trooper was heading south in the right lane of Dixie Highway when a northbound pickup truck tried to pass a salt truck and lost control, according to authorities.

The pickup crossed over all the lanes of the roadway and struck the patrol car, officials said.

Police said the trooper was taken to Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc with serious injuries to his leg and hip.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to an MSP release.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash.

Dixie Highway was shut down early in the investigation, but it has since reopened.

The scene of a Feb. 7, 2023, crash involving a Michigan State Police trooper in Groveland Township. (Michigan State Police)
A Michigan State Police cruiser involved in a Feb. 7, 2023, crash in Groveland Township. (Michigan State Police)
A pickup truck involved in a Feb. 7, 2023, crash with a Michigan State Police trooper in Groveland Township. (Michigan State Police)

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