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State police officer hurt after squad car crashes on Tri-State

An Illinois State Police officer suffered minor injuries Sunday evening when the car he was driving crashed on the Tri-State Tollway in north suburban Deerfield.

At 3:55 p.m., the officer was driving a marked state police squad car in the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) when he was cut off by another vehicle, Illinois State Police District 15 Sgt. Julio Serrano said.

The officer then lost control of his squad car, hit a guardrail and struck a wall on the left shoulder underneath the overpass of the Deerfield Road exit, Serrano said.

The officer was taken to Highland Park Hospital with minor injuries. No one else was injured.

The left northbound lane was blocked to traffic for about an hour.

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