Friday night crash sends State Trooper to the hospital

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday night, Indiana State Police responded to a crash on the city’s southwest side which injured a Trooper.

This happened on Kentucky Avenue near the intersection of Mann Road.

Police say the Trooper Nathan Parton was responding to the call of a pursuit when his car was struck by another vehicle.

Officers on the scene arrived to find Parton entrapped inside his car. The accident forced his car off the road and into a tree line.

The driver of the other vehicle was 19-year-old Seth Russell Joshua Crandall.

Witnesses state Parton was going southbound on Kentucky with his lights and siren on, when he passed Crandall in the right lanes. That’s when Crandall changed lanes, striking Parton, who lost control of the vehicle.

Police say Parton was transported to Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital and is expected to be okay.

Crandall was not injured in the crash. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing.



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