Police cruiser struck by vehicle on I-70 in east Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – An officer attempting to recover a ladder in the roadway had their cruiser struck Tuesday.

Police received a call at 11:47 a.m. about debris in blocking the highway.

The police cruiser was parked when it was struck by a passing vehicle. It is unclear if the officer was inside or out of the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to police.

Additional officers and The Ohio Department of Transportation were called to the scene to close one lane of traffic out of precaution while police processed the scene.

There were no injuries reported. The crash remains under investigation.