Officer in critical condition after roll-over crash in Hazelwood

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HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR)- An officer with the Hazelwood Police Department was seriously injured after a roll-over crash Thursday evening in north St. Louis County. The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Village Square Drive and Dunn Road.

Officials with the Missouri Highway Patrol say the officer was on a call assisting another officer traveling westbound on Dunn Road. A driver traveling eastbound on Dunn Road struck the police car on the driver's side while making a left turn into the Village Square Shopping Center.

That's when the police car crashed.

The officer, whose identity has not been released, was airlifted by ARCH Helicopter to the hospital. That person is listed in critical condition. The occupants in the second vehicle refused medical treatment.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is handling this investigation.