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First an ambulance overturned on Interstate 90 on its way to a call Saturday night.

Then a Montana Highway Patrol vehicle was damaged and the trooper injured when a vehicle hit his car as he sat inside waiting for a wrecker to arrive at the scene.

Both accidents occurred at mile marker 464, at the Pryor Creek exit, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The American Medical Response ambulance was eastbound on I-90, according to MHP Sgt. Jay Nelson, when it lost control due to icy conditions and rolled on its side in the median. That accident occurred at 7:05 p.m., Nelson said.

Both AMR employees suffered minor injuries and were taken to St. Vincent Health Care to have their injuries evaluated.

Trooper Rick Starks responded to that accident, Nelson said, and parked his vehicle on the side of the road. As he sat waiting in his car, with the two AMR employees in the back seat, a woman driving an older model passenger vehicle struck the back of Starks' car at about 7:35.

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"She was driving way too fast for the conditions, lost control on the ice and collided with the right rear of the patrol car," Nelson said.

Starks was transported by ambulance to Billings Clinic with non-life threatening injuries, Nelson said. At 9:45 p.m., his condition was still being evaluated.

The woman was not injured, Nelson said. The investigation continued Saturday night, but Nelson said a citation is pending for the woman at least for careless driving. It was not yet known if alcohol was a factor.

After the accident, the patrol car was drivable, Nelson said, but likely sustained damage totaling at least a couple thousand dollars.

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