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CSP trooper's vehicle struck during crash investigation on Highway 131

Highway 131 CSP crash 1-15-24
Posted at 7:37 PM, Jan 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-16 11:39:52-05

TOPONAS, Colo. — A Colorado State Patrol (CSP) trooper was injured after their vehicle was struck while responding to a crash on Highway 131 Monday evening.

Trooper Mark Hanson with CSP said a section of Highway 131 near milepost 28 was closed for a single-vehicle crash and recovery of the car just south of Toponas around 3:11 p.m. A trooper had just led southbound traffic through the scene with emergency lights activated and was turning around to go northbound when the driver of a southbound Jeep lost control and hit the trooper's vehicle head-on around 5:48 p.m., according to CSP and Steamboat Radio, which first reported the incident.

The trooper had minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital.

The Colorado Department of Transportation blocked the roadway, according to Steamboat Radio.

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