OHP trooper injured in I-40 accident near Yukon

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An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was injured on I-40 near Sara Road Friday. (Photo by OHP)

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper from Yukon was injured in a crash on Interstate 40 between the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and Sara Road Friday, according to reports.

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Eastbound lanes were reduced as emergency crews responded.

Trooper Densil Johnson of the Canadian County detachment was treated and released from a hospital for minor injuries, a patrol spokesperson reported.

A KOCO-TV reporter from a helicopter who was live on Facebook reported the trooper may have been helping another motorist when a truck rear-ended the trooper’s patrol car.

Traffic started to back up on I-40 for about a mile to Mustang Road.

According to a tweet from OHP, Johnson was not seriously injured.

“Grateful the injuries weren’t worse after one of our troopers was hit from behind this morning on I-40 near Sara Road. The trooper was stopped along the side of the road to assist a tractor trailer that had broken down,” the tweet reads.

Johnson and the driver of the truck that struck the patrol car were taken to a hospital, the patrol tweeted.

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