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Driver Smashes Into Nevada Highway Patrol Vehicle Near Minden

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© Nevada Highway Patrol © Nevada Highway Patrol
© Nevada Highway Patrol © Nevada Highway Patrol
© Nevada Highway Patrol © Nevada Highway Patrol

The Nevada Highway Patrol says a teenage driver slammed into a trooper's patrol car Friday afternoon.

Troopers say the 16-year old was a driving a Honda south on U.S. 395 toward Minden around 3 p.m. The Nevada Highway Patrol car was parked about five feet from the road. For unknown reasons, the Honda drifted off the pavement and hit the back of the patrol car.

Both the trooper inside the patrol car and the teen were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Witnesses to the event or anyone with additional information are encouraged to call the Department of Public Safety-Communications Center at (775) 687-0400 regarding case number: 130207719.

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