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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas State Police trooper Cpl. Clayton McWilliams' vehicle sits on the back of a tow truck after hydroplaning and striking a tree on the side of U.S. 71 on Thursday near Wilton, Ark. (Photo by Hunt Mercier /Texarkana Gazette)

An Arkansas State Police trooper has been hospitalized after he was injured in a single-vehicle crash in southwest Arkansas about 12:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the state police.

Cpl. Clayton McWilliams, 32, of Little River County was initially taken to a Texarkana, Texas, hospital and was later moved to a Little Rock hospital, where his injuries were being assessed, the release said.

McWilliams was responding to a crash scene in Sevier County where a logging truck had overturned. While driving north to the scene along U.S. 71 near Wilton, McWilliams' patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree.

Heavy rain was falling in the area at the time of the crash, according to reports.

State Desk on 01/04/2019

Print Headline: Arkansas State Police trooper hurt in single-car crash

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