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NHP trooper possibly injured intentionally in hit-and-run crash

Trooper released from hospital, search for driver continues
Posted at 5:30 AM, May 02, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Highway Patrol is looking for a hit-and-run driver after a crash Thursday morning that injured a trooper.

NHP said the trooper was walking on the side of Boulder Highway when he was struck by a vehicle.

The agency believes that the driver of a dark-colored pickup intentionally hit the trooper.

This crash happened around 1:20 a.m. near Desert Inn Road and the incident was recorded by the trooper's body camera.

He was not seriously injured and was released from a local hospital Thursday afternoon.

The truck involved probably has substantial damage to the left headlight, according to authorities.

Anyone with further information was asked to contact the Nevada Highway Patrol.