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Trooper, 2 others injured in early morning crash in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper and two other people were injured in a crash along a busy roadway in Lake County Tuesday morning.

According to FHP, the trooper was parked behind a tow truck on U.S. Highway 192 near Town Center Boulevard, investigating an earlier crash just before 5 a.m.

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Investigators said a Chrysler Crossfire heading westbound on U.S. 192 for an unknown reason changed lanes, hitting the front of the cruiser before hitting the tow truck driver and truck.

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Troopers said the driver of the Crossfire, a 27-year-old male from Clermont, was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

The trooper and tow truck driver were both taken to South Lake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The westbound lanes of U.S. 192 were closed for several hours while troopers investigated the crash

FHP says the crash is still under investigation.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.