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Roseville — State police are using the late Monday crash involving a Michigan State Police vehicle on Interstate 94 in Roseville to remind the public to give police a lane of space to operate on the freeways.

The crash took place about 11:15 p.m. on I-94 at Little Mack. 

"The crash occurred as the trooper was seated in his patrol car sitting stationary with emergency lights activated in the right lane," explained Lt. Mike Shaw, a state police spokesman and commander, on his Twitter account Tuesday morning. 

At the time of the crash, the trooper was covering for another crash, involving three vehicles. The vehicle that allegedly rear-ended the trooper had been in the center lane but lost control.

After the crash, which impacted the left side front quarter panel of the scout car, police say the at-fault vehicle continued ahead and rear-ended a second vehicle, which was backed up in traffic. 

The trooper and two women in the second vehicle hit were all treated at an area hospital and all have since been released.

The accused at-fault driver, a 21-year-old man, was ticketed for failure to move over or yield to an emergency vehicle. 

 

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