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JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (October 21, 2015) – An Indiana State Police trooper was seriously injured in a crash involving a semi Wednesday morning.

Around 5:20 a.m., Trooper Brant Goubeaux, 25, was east bound on State Road 10 and preparing to make a U-turn to go after a violator. He was in a marked police car with his emergency lights activated.

A semi-truck was traveling west bound when Goubeaux made the U-turn in front of him.

The semi driver was unable to avoid Goubeaux’s police car and hit the driver’s door pushing the police car into the east bound lanes where they both came to rest.

Goubeaux was trapped inside his police car, and he had to be extricated. He was airlifted from the Keener Township ambulance parking lot and taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois with serious lower extremity injuries.

The semi driver was not injured.