Gov. Asa Hutchinson visits injured Arkansas State Trooper

Gov. Asa Hutchinson visits injured Arkansas State Trooper
(Source: Governor Asa Hutchinson on Facebook)
(Source: Governor Asa Hutchinson on Facebook)
(Source: Governor Asa Hutchinson on Facebook)
(Source: Governor Asa Hutchinson on Facebook)

FORT SMITH, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson visited a trooper injured in a deadly car accident last week.

According to his Facebook page, Gov. Hutchinson visited him in Fort Smith on Tuesday.

He said he was encouraged to see Trooper Roy Moomey in good spirits and on the mend.

Police say they got a call about a car heading the wrong way on Interstate 40 in Van Buren on Aug. 9.

Trooper Moomey saw the car and made the decision to stop the car from injuring anyone else and crashed with it.

Police said Matthew Choate, 24, was driving that car intoxicated.

Choate died in the crash and Trooper Moomey had a rod placed in his leg and his wrist is pinned.

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