MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ A crash involving a state police cruiser closed two lanes of traffic on Interstate 91 North in Meriden.

State police say a trooper was guarding a construction site near exit 16 when his cruiser was struck by another vehicle just after 4:30 a.m.

The trooper was taken to a local hospital, where he was being treated for what police are non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the other car was not seriously injured.

There were traffic delays during the morning rush hour as police investigated the accident.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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