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Elderly Driver Crashes Into State Highway Patrol Car

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A driver, 76, is in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital after hitting a State highway Patrol cruiser Thursday night.

Officer Kyle Pohlabel’s cruiser was stopped at a construction zone on I-75 when David Catlett struck his cruiser at a high rate of speed.

The officer was in the far left lane with his overhead warning lights on and flashing, blocking off a lane as construction workers did overnight work, according to state Patrol supervisors.

Officer Pohlable has been treated and released from the hospital, he is recovering at home.

Officers suspect Catlett may have suffered a medical condition prior to the accident. The investigation is ongoing.