State Trooper Injured in Head-On Crash Thanks Public for Support

May 16, 2018 03:52 PM

The state trooper injured in a head-on crash in Lakeville Tuesday afternoon wants the public to know he is on the road to recovery.

In a video message posted to the Minnesota State Patrol's Twitter account Wednesday, Sgt. Mike Krukowski said he is looking forward to getting out of the hospital.

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Krukowski is listed in satisfactory condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. The state patrol said he has a broken arm and broken bones in both feet.

"Thank you for your prayers and support," Krukowski said. "And I'm looking forward to getting out of the hospital. It'll be a bit of a journey, but I'm on my way to recovery."

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Lt. Tiffani Nielson, spokesperson for the state patrol, said Krukowski was driving south on Kenrick Avenue, near 205th Street, at about 4 p.m. Tuesday when a 2012 Chrysler 200, which had been traveling northbound in the right lane of Interstate 35, "for unknown reasons went off the road to the right side, vaulted over the freeway fence, and hit the state trooper head on at a high rate of speed."

The driver of the Chrysler was identified as 29-year-old Wesley Paul Briggs of Lakeville. Briggs was airlifted to North Memorial and Krukowski was taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Briggs was listed in serious condition Wednesday.

In an incident report, authorities stated the cause of the crash remains under investigation.


 

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