ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo

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CHICAGO (WLS) — An Illinois state trooper was injured early Thursday morning after his squad car was hit on the Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare, state police said.

The trooper was pulled over on the shoulder, conducting an investigation of an earlier traffic incident about 2:15 a.m. just east of Cumberland Avenue, when a Jeep hit his squad car, according to ISP.

The trooper and driver of the Jeep were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

RELATED: 2 Chicago police officers injured in South Austin hit-and-run crash

The Cumberland ramp was closed to traffic as police investigate, as of about 3:30 a.m.

Illinois State Police did not immediately provide any additional information on possible charges in the incident.

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