ISP patrol car hit on US 20 bypass

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- An Indiana State Police trooper's vehicle was struck on the US 20 Bypass Wednesday around 8 a.m.

The trooper was inside his vehicle, working a traffic crash, when it was hit on US 20 just west of US 33.

Trooper Geoffrey Gruber's car was parked behind an SUV involved in a single vehicle crash when a Honda crashed into the back of Gruber's vehicle. The Honda then crashed into the SUV involved in the initial crash.

The driver of the Honda told police her car slid on ice before rear ending the patrol car.

Trooper Gruber was taken to Elkhart General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Honda was not injured. The SUV was not occupied.

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