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UPDATE: Montana Highway Patrol warns public of trooper-related car crashes

MHP posted videos of crashes to Facebook
Posted at 3:24 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 17:24:14-05

UPDATE: Montana Highway Patrol had made a new Facebook post on Sunday, featuring a new video of another trooper-involved crash.

This video showed Trooper Zach Rehbein investigating another crash when a truck was in the left lane and lost control. The truck hit the front end of Trooper Rehbein's car and struck the driver side door at an angle in a side-swipe style crash. After the collision, the pickup rolled.

Trooper Rehbein had went to the hospital and was medically released the next day.

MHP hopes that by sharing these stories it will remind people the importance of moving out of the way of emergency vehicles.

Montana Highway Patrol is reminding the public to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles after a string of recent trooper-involved crashes.

MHP posted a video on its Facebook page Saturday morning, showing footage of Trooper Taylor Gagnon's patrol car being struck from behind while she was responding to a crash.

MHP said Trooper Gagnon was responding to a Subaru that had collided with a deer when a pickup lost control and struck the left rear of the patrol car.

As the MHP vehicle spun into the right ditch, the pickup began to overturn, striking and forcing the Subaru off the ramp of a tow truck and into the right ditch.

Trooper Gagnon was wearing her seatbelt in her vehicle at the time of the crash and was treated at hospital for minor injuries, according to MHP.

We have not received information on the condition of the driver of the Subaru or the pickup. We will update as we get more information.

MHP reminds the public it is state law to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, including tow trucks.

Trooper Gagnon graduated as part of MHP’s 65th class in March of 2019 and is from Victor. She received the Academic Award for exemplary standards during the academic curriculum in the 65th MHP Academy.