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State trooper's vehicle struck on C470, minor injuries reported

Traffic is building on both sides of the highway
CSP trooper hit Aug 2 2021
Posted at 8:28 AM, Aug 02, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A state trooper's vehicle was struck by another driver Monday morning on C470.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) responded to the crash, which happened on the westbound side of C470 at Lucent Boulevard in Highlands Ranch around 7:30 a.m.

Trooper Josh Lewis, public information officer with CSP, said a corporal made a traffic stop and was inside his car when it was struck by the driver of a Nissan.

The Nissan driver, a 34-year-old woman, was transported to a hospital, Lewis said.

The trooper had minor injuries, according to CSP, but is OK. He did not go to a hospital for treatment.

The vehicle that was pulled over by the corporal was not damaged in the crash, Lewis said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. No citations have been issued as of 9 a.m.

The right lane of the westbound side closed for cleanup, but reopened around 8:40 a.m.

No other details were available Monday morning.

This is a developing story and will be updated.