State trooper injured when hit during crash

MURRAY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Kentucky State Police Trooper was injured Wednesday morning after an early morning collision in Calloway County.

Around 7:05 a.m., Trooper Sarah Burgess was investigating a single vehicle collision on KY 80 E near Cook Store Trail. Trooper Burgess had positioned her car in the westbound left lane with emergency equipment activated in order to provide protection for the victim’s vehicle, the KSP said.

Trooper Burgess also had the passenger from that vehicle, Sean O. Alexander, 33, of Springville, Tennessee, in her cruiser, detained, due to him having an outstanding felony warrant.

While speaking with Alexander, a 2000 Toyota 4Runner, operated by Jameson D. Robbins, 19, of Paris, Tennessee, and traveling west on KY 80, crossed a bridge and lost control, the KSP said.

Robbins’ vehicle collided with Trooper Burgess’ cruiser in the rear passenger side and trunk area. Trooper Burgess’ cruiser came to rest partially in the median while Robbins’ vehicle came to rest in the westbound lanes facing north.

As a result of the collision, Trooper Burgess sustained minor injuries and was transported to Jackson Purchase Medical Center via a police vehicle. Robbins and his passenger, Aston T. O’Daniel, 18, of Puryear, Tennessee, refused medical treatment at the scene, accrding t the KSP.

Alexander also refused medical treatment and was ultimately lodged in the Calloway County Jail for outstanding warrants.

The collision is being investigated by Lieutenant Brian Duvall and Trooper Mike Ray. The Kentucky State Police were assisted on scene by Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, Calloway County Fire and Rescue, and Murray-Calloway County EMS.

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