According to a statement from the Texas Highway Patrol, a trooper was treated and released from ETMC-Tyler Wednesday, Mar. 8 after the driver of an F-150 truck pulled out in front of him.
Trooper Nicholas Makowski, 30 years-old of Athens, was the driver of the patrol car involved in this crash.
Alejandro Promotor Chavez, 50 years-old of Tyler, was the driver of the F-150. A 15 year-old female passenger, also of Tyler, was in the F-150.
Authorities say it happened near the Mary Martin Drive in Dogwood city. The trooper was headed south on Highway 155 and the truck was attempting to drive north on the Highway 155, according to a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The truck pulled out in front of the trooper’s patrol unit, causing the unit to hit the truck in the back left door according to the statement.
The DPS cruiser caught on-fire according to a witness.
Authorities say both drivers and the truck’s passenger were taken to ETMC-Tyler for non-life threatening injuries. The trooper was treated and released but the crash remains under investigation.