By Associated Press - Monday, April 10, 2017

PALMER, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a Palmer man crashed into a patrol car, continued driving and ended up in a ditch.

The crash caused an estimated $2,000 damage to the trooper car Sunday. The driver as of Monday had not been cited or arrested.

Troopers say the crash occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday near Mile 49 Glenn Highway.

An officer traveling north was struck from behind by a pickup.

The pickup continued north but lost control on a left-hand turn. The truck left the road came to rest at the bottom of an embankment.

The driver and a passenger were transported by emergency responders to Mat-Su Regional Hospital.

The troopers was treated and released from the same hospital.

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