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Police say the trooper was struck by a vehicle on Highway 30. The trooper was listed in critical condition.

An Oregon state trooper was in critical condition Thursday evening, Nov. 11, after allegedly being struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 30 in Deer Island.

Oregon State Police said the trooper, whose name has not been released, was involved in an incident involving a fleeing suspect near milepost 31, west of St. Helens, when the suspect vehicle rammed an OSP patrol car and struck the trooper.

The crash occurred at about 3:31 p.m. Thursday, according to police.

The trooper was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland in critical condition, authorities said.

The crash reportedly took place in in between Dyno Nobel and the Columbia River People's Utility District office.

Highway 30 was closed in both directions following the crash. The Oregon Department of Transportation said it expects "an extended closure for cleanup and reconstruction. Travelers should find an alternate route or expect delays."

The St. Helens Police Department and the Columbia County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to requests for more information.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with more information from the Oregon State Police.


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