Trooper recovering from injuries suffered in on-duty collision on Adirondack road


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SARANAC LAKE, New York — State police say a trooper is recovering from injuries suffered when his patrol vehicle was involved in an on-duty crash on an Adirondack road.

The agency tells local media that 36-year-old Trooper Keith Brown was en route to an emergency call around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when he attempted to pass a vehicle traveling in the same direction on state Route 86 in the village of Saranac Lake.

Troopers say the driver of the other vehicle made a left turn to enter a private driveway and hit Brown's marked patrol car, which had its sirens and lights on. Brown's car was pushed off the road and into a parked, unoccupied truck.

Brown was taken to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, where he was treated for back injuries and released.

Two people in the other vehicle weren't injured.

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