NYS Police release name of Trooper seriously injured in crash on 190 NB

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(WIVB)–New York State Police say they are investigating a multi-vehicle crash on the 190 North that left a State Trooper with serious injuries.

The crash happened at 5:40 a.m. Saturday.

Officials tell us Trooper Randi Murphy-Motley, an 18-year veteran of the State Police, was parked on the shoulder, investigating an unrelated crash, at the time of the incident.

Police also say Murphy-Motley was waiting for a tow for a Budget rental truck when the Dodge Charger patrol car was hit from behind by a Chevy Tahoe. The collision pushed her car into the rental truck.

The Trooper was taken to a local hospital. She has since been released.

The driver of the Tahoe, who was identified as a 25-year-old Buffalo man, and his passenger, an 19-year-old woman, also from Buffalo, were taken to ECMC for minor injuries.

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