The state Department of Public Safety says the family of Howard F. James Jr. reported Saturday that the 27-year-old is improving although his condition remains the same.
Authorities said James was investigating a crash shortly after 5 p.m. Friday in Orangeburg County when a vehicle veered off the road and hit his patrol car which then struck the trooper. He sustained multiple injuries.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said Saturday no charges had been filed.
James has been with the Highway Patrol since 2010.