The South Dakota Department of Public Safety reports a state trooper was struck by lighting Wednesday afternoon. Despite the accident, the trooper suffered just minor injuries. His name has not yet been released. According to the DPS, the trooper was responding to a stranded vehicle near the off ramp of Exit 94 on I-29 which is the Baltic Colton exit. While standing in the open he heard a loud crack, saw a bright flash of light and involuntarily jumped into the air. He was treated by paramedics who recommended he go to a hospital.