WARD, Ark. — A police officer is hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in Lonoke County.
The officer is Ward Police Senior Patrolman Andrew (Andy) VanLente.
His condition has not been released.
Officer VanLente was assisting Arkansas State Police with a traffic accident when he was hit.
It happened at 9:15 p.m. on Highway 67/167 near mile marker 23.
Officer VanLente has been airlifted to a Little Rock hospital for treatment.
Arkansas State Police are investigating what led up to the officer being hit.
More information will be released when it becomes available.