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State trooper hurt in wrong-way crash on Arkansas interstate

(Source: Arkansas State Police) (Source: Arkansas State Police)

ALMA, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say an Arkansas State Police trooper was seriously injured after his patrol car was struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 40. The driver of the other vehicle was killed.

State police say Trooper Roy Moomey's car was hit shortly before 4 a.m. Monday on the interstate near Alma. Moomey had been responding to a call of a vehicle traveling the wrong direction on the interstate.

State police say the trooper was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Troopers are working to identify the driver of the other vehicle.

Fort Smith television station KHBS reports that Moomey had been trying to divert the wrong-way driver when he was struck. Moomey, who is from Van Buren, is a six-year veteran of Arkansas State Police.

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