State police cruiser involved in multiple-car crash

A Rhode Island state trooper was involved in a multiple-car crash Friday on Interstate 95 south in Warwick.

The trooper had stopped a car along the side of the highway near exit 12B when four cars were involved in two separate crashes.

One car rear-ended another, sending it into the state police cruiser. The cruiser was pushed into the trooper.

The trooper was not seriously hurt.

The DOT said traffic was backed up because the crash. State police said they expect the scene to be cleared by the evening rush hour.