Mo. trooper injured while chasing man who fled from traffic stop in northland, officers still searching for suspect

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a state trooper was injured Monday while searching for a man who fled from a traffic stop.

Collin Stossberg with the Highway Patrol says the trooper was making a traffic stop near 210-Highway and I-35 around 9:40 a.m., when the driver of the stopped vehicle fled from the scene.

According to Stossberg, the trooper suffered minor injuries when he fell into a culvert while searching for the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a  maroon T-shirt.

As of 11:15 a.m. on Monday the Highway Patrol was still searching a wooded area north of Antioch and east of I-35.

The vehicle has already been  towed from scene and upon their investigation, officers found drugs inside of the vehicle Stossberg says.