Iowa state trooper, motorist injured when man rear-ends patrol vehicle near Lake Manawa

An Iowa State Patrol trooper and another motorist were injured early Sunday during a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 29 just south of Lake Manawa.

Trooper Tiege Melby, 45, was taken to Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs with non-life threatening injuries, according to a statement from the state patrol. The driver of a 2009 Pontiac G8, a 28-year-old Columbus, Nebraska man, was treated at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs for non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators were trying to determine if the driver of the Pontiac was intoxicated. He was not wearing a seat belt, the statement said.

The collision occurred about 5 a.m. after Melby had parked a 2015 Dodge Charge patrol card on the inside shoulder of northbound I-29. The Pontiac crossed onto the inside shoulder and rear ended the patrol car, investigators said.

The force of the collision pushed the patrol car against a concrete wall and caused the Pontiac to turn over. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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