An Indiana State Police spokesman says a trooper is recovering a day after he was thrown over a highway guardrail by a crash while he was outside his patrol car checking on a stopped van.

Trooper Ronneal Williams was taken to a hospital in serious condition after the Wednesday morning crash along Interstate 865 in Zionsville.

Sgt. John Perrine says Williams remained hospitalized Thursday with a broken arm and severe bruises but is doing well. More details in the Lebanon Reporter.