Troopers involved in crashes near Iowa City

Authorities say an Iowa state trooper’s cruiser collided with another vehicle as the trooper headed to the scene of an accident involving a fellow trooper.

The Iowa State Patrol says the first accident occurred about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday on an Interstate 80 median near Iowa City. Trooper Cody Kammeyer was using a radar device when another vehicle struck his cruiser.

Kammeyer was treated at a nearby hospital and released. The driver of the vehicle that struck the cruiser was charged with drunken and reckless driving.

In the other accident, the patrol says Trooper Paul Nowak’s cruiser was struck in Cedar Rapids by another vehicle even though the cruiser’s emergency lights and siren were being used.

Neither driver was injured and no citations were issued.