Trooper Transported After Crash in Elkhart County

State Police Officials say Master Trooper Geoffrey Gruber suffered minor injuries after his patrol car was struck from the rear

January 24, 2018-An Indiana State Trooper was hospitalized this morning after another vehicle struck his parked patrol car. According to the statement from Indiana State Police, “Master Trooper Geoffrey Gruber, a sixteen year veteran of the Indiana State Police, was working a single vehicle crash of a blue SUV that occurred westbound on the US 20 Bypass just west of US 33. Gruber was parked behind the SUV on the inside shoulder with his red and blue emergency lights activated when a black 1998 Honda driven by Inna Fox, age 19 of Goshen, IN, crashed into the back of Gruber’s fully-marked Dodge Charger.”

Fox had been driving along US 20 when she purportedly hit ice according to the statement. “Fox’s Honda then spun and crashed into the SUV from the earlier crash, eventually coming to a final rest in the right lane. ”

Gruber was taken to Elkhart General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Fox was uninjured in the crash. The driver of the SUV was waiting in another vehicle in front of this crash and was not involved

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