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Another State Patrol car headed to body shop

For the third time this week, a Washington State Patrol car has been damaged in a crash.

The latest crash happened Wednesday night on Interstate 5 in Olympia. Washington State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill says a trooper was sitting in his patrol car on the shoulder after making a traffic stop, when a car plowed into the trooper’s car.

The driver said he didn’t realize he was driving on the shoulder because his windshield was foggy. There were no injuries.

Tuesday night, a speeding driver hit a State Patrol car on Highway 8, also in Thurston County, sending a trooper to the hospital with head, neck and shoulder pain.

Wednesday morning, a a trooper’s car was rear-ended on Highway 525 in Snohomish County by a pickup truck whose driver lost control on a slushy roadway.

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