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State trooper back to work after motorcycle crash in Spokane

FILE – Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol shows off some of the winter safety gear he carries in the back of his patrol car Friday, Nov. 20, 2105, at the WSP headquarters in Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE – Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol shows off some of the winter safety gear he carries in the back of his patrol car Friday, Nov. 20, 2105, at the WSP headquarters in Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Trooper Jeff Sevigney returned to work Tuesday as a public information officer for the Washington State Patrol more than two months after he was struck by a pickup truck while riding a motorcycle in Spokane.

Sevigney, who serves as the WSP’s spokesman in the Spokane area, was on duty riding east on Trent Avenue near Mission Avenue on the afternoon of Oct. 24 when the truck pulled into his lane, the WSP reported. The crash left Sevigney, 42, with a broken collarbone.

Sevigney said the injury required a metal plate and nine screws to fix. He’ll be fielding phone calls and working behind a desk until a doctor clears him for patrol duty.

Dec. 16 marked his 20th year as a state trooper.

The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured and charged with making an improper lane change.

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