West Virginia State Police trooper injured in hit-and-run accident along Interstate 77

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PRINCETON, West Virginia — West Virginia state police say a trooper has been injured in a hit-and-run accident along the West Virginia Turnpike.

State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says in a news release that Trooper D.R. White of the Parkways Authority detachment had stopped his cruiser to remove debris on Interstate 77. White was struck while walking back to his cruiser shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday north of Princeton.

Baylous says the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid. State Police are seeking information on the driver.

State Police say White crawled back to his cruiser, where he called for medical assistance. He was treated and released from a hospital.

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