Tractor driver suffers life-threatening injuries after trooper collision
Posted May 14, 2013
Roanoke Rapids, N.C. — Authorities in Roanoke Rapids are investigating a wreck after a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper hit a farm tractor.
The trooper was responding to a crash on U.S. Highway 158, about 5 miles west of Roanoke Rapids, around 4:30 p.m. when the tractor turned in front of the trooper while the trooper had on his lights and sirens.
The trooper, whose name wasn't released, was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.
The tractor's driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was being treated Thursday night at a Greenville hospital, where he was in the intensive care unit.
Authorities have not released his name.