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State trooper injured in Nash County wreck

Posted October 19, 2011 11:05 p.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2011 7:36 a.m. EDT

— A state trooper was injured in a wreck after running a stop sign at an intersection in Nash County Wednesday evening, troopers said.

Trooper B.S. Johnson ran a stop sign at Strickland Crossroads and N.C. Highway 97 shortly before 7 p.m., state troopers said. He swerved to the right to avoid an oncoming car on N.C. 97, but the car struck the back, left side of the trooper's Chevrolet Tahoe, which flipped over.

Johnson was treated and released from Nash Memorial Hospital. A woman in the car was checked out at Wilson Medical Center as a precaution.

Troopers said that Johnson was unfamiliar with the area and was going the posted speed limit of 55 mph. The wreck remains under investigation.