Iowa State Patrol urge "Slow down, put the phone down" after trooper is hit

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ANKENY, Iowa (KWQC) - An Iowa State Patrol trooper is okay after being rear-ended while responding to a crash near Ankeny.

Officials took to Facebook on Monday saying the deputy was hit.

"A Polk County Deputy was struck from behind while providing traffic control for a previous crash on I-35 near Ankeny," the post read.

Officials ended the post with saying: "SLow down, put the phone down, and buckle up!!!!"