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DPS trooper injured in wreck in Upshur Co.

A DPS Trooper was injured in a wreck in Upshur County this morning.

According to authorities, Trooper Drew Nipp was attempting to do a U-turn for a traffic violation on Highway 271 about five miles south of Gilmer, with his siren activated.  A truck moving the same direction did not slow down and T-boned trooper Nipp's drivers side door.

Trooper Nipp was transported to a Longview hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pick-up truck was transported to ETMC in Gilmer. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

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