A local police officer is recovering after being struck by a pickup truck while he was directing traffic.
The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of LA Hwy 169 and Interstate-20 Westbound off ramp in Greenwood.
Senior Patrolman Chris Faris, a six year veteran of GPD, was directing traffic around a disabled tractor trailer and tow truck when he was hit by a truck.
Ofc. Faris was treated and released from Oschner-University Health Hospital overnight.