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DPS trooper crashes on State Route 87 while responding to call

Video from Sky 12 showed the marked SUV in the dirt median with major front-end damage on its passenger side.

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — A DPS trooper was sent to a hospital Friday night after crashing along State Route 87 during a call.

The crash happened at the Shea Boulevard intersection of the highway around 6:45 p.m.

DPS said the trooper was responding to a call when the crash happened. It's unknown if he had lights and sirens on.

Video from Sky 12 showed the marked SUV in the dirt median with major front-end damage on its passenger side.

The trooper, who was not identified, was rushed to a hospital with unknown injuries. 

DPS initially reported that the crash was a two-car incident but then confirmed the DPS vehicle was the only one involved. 

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