A state trooper is recovering from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident that happened while he was responding to a call in Fayette County Wednesday. Twenty-four-year-old trooper Michael Trimble of Elgin was driving north on Highway 150 just north of West Union about 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, with his lights and siren on.
He was headed to Decorah when he attempted to pass a pickup driven by 46-year-old Lee Johansen of West Union. Johansen made a left turn and collided with the passing squad car, sending both vehicles into the ditch.
Trimble was taken to the West Union hospital for treatment. Johansen was not injured.