A vehicle that lost control on northbound Interstate 5 near Custer, Washington, slammed into the rear of a Washington State Trooper vehicle.

On Friday night the trooper was parked on the side of I-5 filling out a report when the vehicle slammed the rear of the cruiser so hard it trapped him inside.

The driver died at the scene.

The trooper was sent to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Remember to change lanes and move over (when you can) for troopers. They risk their lives every day to help us with flat tires, stalled engines, collisions and worse. Give them a wide berth if possible.