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Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper hospitalized after being hit by vehicle

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MENASHA, WI (WTAQ) - A crash on Highway 41 Sunday leaves a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper injured.

Authorities say it happened at County Trunk Highway II near Menasha just before Noon.

According to the State Patrol, 36-year-old Justin Hansen was near the back of his cruiser while investigating a crash when a car lost control and struck the rear of the squad car.

Hansen got pinned between both vehicles and suffered serious injuries. He was rushed to the hospital, with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The other driver, identified as 41-year-old Brian VanLankveldt of Little Chute, was not hurt.

Highway 41 in that area was shut down for several hours.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash.

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