NCHP: Trooper taken to hospital after rollover wreck in Waynesville

FILE - North Carolina Highway Patrol confirms that a trooper was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle, rollover wreck in Waynesville. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

North Carolina Highway Patrol confirms that a trooper was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle, rollover wreck in Waynesville.

It happened around 10 p.m Thursday along Highway 74. Highway Patrol says the officer was responding to an accident when he ran off the road near the Russ Avenue exit.

Authorities say the trooper's car flipped over and rolled down an embankment. No other vehicles were involved.

The trooper was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released, according to Highway Patrol.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the trooper to run off the road, and said more details should be available next week.

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