State Trooper, Police Officer Injured In First Lady Motorcade

The state trooper and Genoa Township police officer were injured when their motorcycles collided while escorting First lady Michelle Obama from a campaign event in Delaware.(Photo: Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio)
The state trooper and Genoa Township police officer were injured when their motorcycles collided while escorting First lady Michelle Obama from a campaign event in Delaware.(Photo: Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio)

Authorities say a police officer and state trooper were injured when two motorcycles collided Monday afternoon while escorting First Lady Michelle Obama from a campaign stop in Delaware.

The State Highway Patrol says the motorcycles somehow sideswiped each other on State Route 36 east of Delaware as the motorcade headed to an airport. A state trooper and a Genoa Township police officer were hurt in the crash. They were hospitalized in Columbus in stable condition.

The patrol says the police officer’s injuries were more serious than the trooper’s but weren’t life-threatening.

Mrs. Obama was not injured.

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