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Trooper's car overturns in Halifax wreck

Posted June 5, 2011 5:15 p.m. EDT
Updated June 5, 2011 7:04 p.m. EDT

— A state Highway Patrol trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he hit several trees and overturned in a wreck in Halifax County early Sunday morning.

The trooper, whose name was not released, was attempting to stop a speeding car on U.S. Highway 158, seven miles east of Littleton, when he saw a pedestrian walking in the road, according to the Highway Patrol. He swerved to the left to avoid hitting the pedestrian and drove off the road into a wooded area.

He was treated and released from Halifax Regional Medical Center.

The wreck is still under investigation.