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State Trooper wrecks patrol car on Hwy 98

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Mississippi state trooper received minor injuries Wednesday when his patrol car left the road during heavy rain and flipped several times.

The one-car accident happened during the lunch hour on Hwy 98 near the Marion-Lamar County line.

Officials say the trooper, who was not from the Pine Belt Area, apparently hit a water puddle, ran off the highway and rolled. The trooper was airlifted to Forrest General Hospital as a precautionary measure.

The trooper was a member of the honor guard and was on his way to a funeral when the accident occurred.

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