Trooper Car Smashed While Investigating Accident

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COLUMBIA - State Trooper Derek Sullivan of the Missouri State Highway Patrol car was hit by oncoming traffic while he was working an accident. 

Sullivan said people are driving too fast when roads are slick. 

"I'll have to get a loaner car for awhile, but the wrecks weren't done. We stopped for two more after my car was smashed," Sullivan said. "It won't be over with till the roads are cleared up." 

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Paul Riech there were 27 reported accidents Saturday and by 2 p.m. Sunday there were 22 reported accidents in Boone County beginning at midnight. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages people to stay off the roads if possible and to drive below the speed limit in slick conditions. 

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