Close call for Ala. State Trooper

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- An Alabama State Trooper had a close call Wednesday.

Troopers tell WSFA 12 News an 18 wheeler caused a chain reaction involving the trooper's car as the trooper was assisting a road crew on Interstate 85.

Investigators say the trooper was in the roadway with his blue lights on when an SUV was rear-ended by an 18 wheeler; that's when both vehicles slammed into the trooper's car. Both cars were severely damaged.

The trooper and SUV driver were taken to the hospital.  Officials say they will both be okay.