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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Trooper escorting a moving house injured when load hits patrol unit

  • A state trooper who was escorting a house being moved by truck in an oversized load was injured Friday when the house portion of the load collided with the trooper’s patrol unit.
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  • A state trooper who was escorting a house being moved by truck in an oversized load was injured Friday when the house portion of the load collided with the trooper’s patrol unit.
    The incident occurred about 11:13 a.m. on SH 3, just east of South Rock Creek Road.
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. George Brown identified the injured trooper as Phillip Ellyson, who was treated for unspecified injuries and then released.
    According to OHP narratives, Ellyson was driving an OHP patrol unit eastbound on SH 3 to serve as an escort for an oversized load, with the driver of the truck transporting a full size house that was being moved.
    During the transport, the trooper stopped his unit in the westbound lane of SH 3 and was attempting to stop an approaching vehicle.
    Narratives show the driver of the rig hauling the house became distracted by a passenger and “did not realize or see” that the trooper’s vehicle had stopped.
    The oversized load then struck the rear of the trooper’s patrol car with the house portion of the load, the OHP reported.
    The impact scattered debris from the house all over SH 3, which shut down the roadway between Shawnee and Seminole as crews worked to clear that scene.
    No other information was released.
     
     
     
     

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