Trooper injured in 2011 crash hurt again near Ritzville

Trooper injured in 2011 crash hurt again near Ritzville

Trooper Dean Burt's patrol car after a March 2011 collision near Ritzville, WA

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 12:53 PM

RITZVILLE, Wash. -- A car collided with a Washington State Patrol car along State Route 395 Saturday, injuring a trooper who had been injured previously in a crash in 2011.

Investigators said a car traveling northbound on the highway around 9:30 a.m. spun out and crashed into the patrol car which was parked along the right shoulder.  The trooper was investigating another collision at the time.

WSP said the 24-year-old male driver of the car that caused the wreck was driving too fast for conditions.  He was cited with an infraction.

Tooper Dean Burt, 56, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Trooper Burt was hurt in similar circumstances in a crash along Highway 395 in March 2011.  Burt had just finished a traffic stop and was parked side-by-side with another patrol car on the shoulder when a semi rear-ended his patrol car. 

Burt suffered non life-threatening injuries in that crash.

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