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Wrong-way driver hits WSP trooper on U.S. 195

Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 2:38 p.m.

A wrong-way driver collided with a Washington State Patrol cruiser on U.S. 195 on Wednesday afternoon.

The trooper was attempting to stop the wrong-way driver near Excelsior Road, 3 miles south of Spokane shortly after 2 p.m., according to a news release from the WSP. The trooper wasn’t injured, but an ambulance was ordered as a precaution to evaluate the other driver, whom the release described as “elderly.”

The northbound lanes were partially blocked as investigators worked at the scene, but the roadway is now clear.