A Texas Department of Public Safety patrol car was hit by another motorist around 9 p.m. Monday on I-35 near the Glenn Polk Autoplex. The trooper was outside of his unit working a minor incident on the northbound side of I-35 when the crash occurred. He was not injured.
Phillip Schmidt of Seiling, Okla., the driver who hit the patrol car, was airlifted to Plano Medical Center. His condition is currently not known. He will undergo toxicology tests to determine if he was under the influence at the time of the crash.
I-35 northbound was closed for several hours and traffic was diverted onto the service road at the 501 mile marker.