Trooper blows through stop sign, causes crash in Scriba

New York State police are investigating a car crash that happened Monday afternoon when a state police officer failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by another vehicle.

The accident happened around 12:55 p.m. at the intersection of Middle Road and County Route 29 in the Town of Scriba.

Investigators say Trooper Eric Parsons was driving a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, a New York State police car, east on Middle Road when he drove through a stop sign and entered the intersection with County Route 29.

48 year-old Penny Morehouse from Redwood was driving north on County Route 29 and struck the patrol car on the passengerâ??s side.

Both cars went off the northeast corner of the intersection into an open field. Trooper Parsons was taken to Upstate Medical Center for lower back pain and a minor facial abrasion. Parsons is a 28-year veteran of the state police.

Morehouse was taken to Upstate Medical Center for treatment of left hip and chest pain. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.