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ISP trooper involved in Shelby County crash; hospitalized in serious condition

SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – An Indiana State Police trooper is in serious condition following a crash in Shelby County Friday morning.

According to the Indiana State Police, a Master Trooper Jeremy Basso was assisting a construction crew on I-74 around 2:45 a.m. when the Basso’s vehicle was struck.

Police said the trooper is in serious condition but was alert and conscious during transportation to the hospital.

The driver of the SUV, 21-year-old Mason Durrett, of Indianapolis, is suspected of operating while intoxicated, according to ISP.

Durrett was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He has been arrested for a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily harm.

Police said Basso’s vehicle was parked in a closed lane and clearly marked with emergency lights prior to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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