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Two troopers and K-9 injured following multi-vehicle crash on I-5

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Posted on August 7, 2021

DUPONT, WA – Two troopers with the Washington State Patrol and a police dog were hospitalized following a crash near the Nisqually River Bridge on I-5 near Dupont yesterday afternoon.

According to KOMO News, the crash happened on northbound I-5 at about 4 p.m., after a driver collided with the troopers’ patrol vehicle. The impact forced the troopers into the back of a car in front of them.

The two troopers inside the vehicle were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The K-9 was taken to a veterinarian hospital in Gig Harbor to be treated for non-critical wounds.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash at this time.