LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Michigan State Police trooper was taken to the hospital Friday morning after his patrol vehicle was hit by a semi-truck on I-94 near Lawrence.

According to MSP, the trooper was investigating a previous crash around mile marker 51.2, between the Lawrence exit (exit 52) and the Hartford exit (exit 46), when his patrol vehicle was hit. He had to be extracted.

The trooper was alert and conscious when he was extracted from the vehicle, MSP said. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

  • The Michigan State Police cruiser that was hit by a semi-truck on I-94 near Lawrence on April 8, 2022. (Courtesy MSP)
  • The semi-truck that hit a Michigan State Police cruiser on I-94 near Lawrence on April 8, 2022. (Courtesy MSP)
  • The semi-truck that hit a Michigan State Police cruiser on I-94 near Lawrence on April 8, 2022. (Courtesy MSP)

The driver of the semi-truck was also injured. MSP said their injuries were minor.

On Friday evening, MSP identified the driver of the semi-truck as a 24-year-old Virginia man. He was arrested and is in custody at the Van Buren County jail for two felony charges: not moving over while passing an emergency vehicle and reckless driving causing injury.

All eastbound lanes in the area were been shut down along with the left lane of westbound I-94 for multiple hours. It has since reopened.