East Peoria Police officer transported to hospital after squad car hit by other vehicle

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EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — An East Peoria Police officer was helping with traffic control on a crash when his squad car was struck by a vehicle.

The officer was inside his vehicle at the time of the crash with his emergency lights activated, according to Illinois State Police.

This happened at approximately 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night on I-74 eastbound near milepost 95 in East Peoria.

The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries but was taken to a local hospital.

Eastbound lanes were shut down for the investigation and traffic was being diverted at exit 94.

While officials have not confirmed the identity of the officer, a GoFundMe has been set up to support the officer involved in the crash.

This story will be updated once more information becomes available.

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