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Trooper's close call with tractor-trailer sends clear message

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A Wisconsin state trooper has a close call with a tractor-trailer. 

Trooper Jim Reese can be seen on dash cam video heading back to his car.  Then, he pauses before a semi traveling at highway speeds slams into the side of his squad car, sending debris into the air. 

No one was hurt, but the driver of the semi was cited.  Reese credits his car parked slightly to the left and his passenger side approach for saving his life that day.

"We've certainly had close calls in the past," said Reese.  "But, you hope that whatever reaction or decision you make at the time is the correct one. And lucky for me, God willing, it worked out."

Reese says it's common to see other vehicles coming too close to police and workers on the side of the road and having extra space can mean the difference between life and death.

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