Trooper uninjured after semi strikes stopped cruiser on I-71

CREDIT: Ohio State Highway Patrol, Circleville Post.

CIRCLEVILLE, OH (WCMH) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a Circleville trooper is not injured after a semi truck slammed into his cruiser Tuesday.

CREDIT: Ohio State Highway Patrol, Circleville Post.

The trooper was stopped on I-71 just south of the Pickaway County line, helping a stranded motorist, on Tuesday around 10:51pm. His cruiser was partially blocking the right lane, with its lights on, while a wrecker arrived to tow away the vehicle.

A 2004 Volvo semi truck driven by Vadim Popovici, 24, of Nevada, failed to move over or slow down and struck the cruiser on the left rear side.

The trooper and the stranded motorist were uninjured. The Patrol says the trooper had asked the motorist to stand along the berm as a safety measure.

Popovici was cited for the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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