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A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who nearly died in a crash two years ago says he will undergo another surgery Friday.

Lowell Russell has been in and out of the hospital and rehabilitation since a crash in March 2012. He was in his cruiser when a driver in a big rig fell asleep at the wheel and hit him. The collision almost killed him.

Russell said on his Facebook page Thursday he will have another spinal surgery Friday at 12:30. Our best wishes go out to him.