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DPS to close part of I-10 East Thursday for accident reconstruction
ORANGE COUNTY - The Texas Department of Public Safety is closing I-10 East at FM 1136 in Orange County from 9 a.m. - noon Thursday to investigate and reconstruct the accident that injured a trooper.
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Doctors at Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth in Beaumont treated the trooper for what are described as minor injuries and released her early Thursday morning, according to information provided to KFDM News by DPS Sgt. Chuck Havard. She's recovering at home.
The female trooper was working an accident scene and was struck by another vehicle at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday on IH-10 East at FM 1136 near mile marker 870.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates that the trooper was struck by her patrol car after it was hit by another vehicle traveling east on IH-10.
The DPS is investigating why the driver struck the trooper. The DPS says additional information will be provided once it completes the crash investigation.