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Montana Highway Patrol says slow down for emergency vehicles after trooper injured in crash

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-21 13:53:43-05

Montana Highway Patrol is reminding the public to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles after a string of recent trooper-involved crashes.

MHP posted a video on its Facebook page Saturday morning, showing footage of Trooper Taylor Gagnon's patrol car being struck from behind while she was responding to a crash.

MHP said Trooper Gagnon was responding to a Subaru that had collided with a deer when a pickup lost control and struck the left rear of the patrol car.

As the MHP vehicle spun into the right ditch, the pickup began to overturn, striking and forcing the Subaru off the ramp of a tow truck and into the right ditch.

Trooper Gagnon was wearing her seatbelt in her vehicle at the time of the crash and was treated at a hospital for minor injuries, according to MHP.

MHP reminds the public it is state law to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, including tow trucks.

WATCH video of crash, courtesy of Montana Highway Patrol:

MHP patrol car crash, Trooper Gagnon