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Troopers: Juvenile behind the wheel of vehicle that crashed into patrol car after chase on I-40

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MARION, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Interstate 40 has re-opened after a chase and crash led to the road's closure on Friday. 

The incident occurred near U.S. 221, troopers said.

Troopers said they were pursuing a vehicle that was driving carelessly and at a high rate of speed when the suspect crashed into a trooper's vehicle.

A juvenile was behind the wheel of the vehicle, troopers said. The Asheville Police Department said the juvenile stole the vehicle from a K-Mart parking lot. 

Highway Patrol said the trooper was treated for injuries at the hospital and has been released. 

A reconstruction team has been called to the scene and the incident remains under investigation.

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