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Amber Alert

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Conn. Trooper Prisoner Injured In Toll Plaza Collision

A Connecticut state trooper and a pregnant woman are hospitalized following a collision at the Maine Turnpike’s toll plaza in York.Wednesday, a tractor-trailer rear-ended a southbound vehicle that had stopped to pay a toll.

Maine State Police confirmed that the vehicle -- a Dodge Charger -- was being used by two Connecticut state troopers who were transporting the woman back to Connecticut.

One of the troopers and the prisoner suffered minor injuries.

State police said the driver of the tractor-trailer claimed his brakes failed. He was arrested on an unrelated log violation.

Police said they were unsure whether the truck driver will face charges stemming from the collision. Source