Icy Roads Spawn Morning Crashes

December 17, 2020 - 11:32 am
State trooper and VDOT employee escape injury

Virginia State Police


Henrico County, VA - A VDOT contract employee and Virginia State Police trooper narrowly escaped being injured Thursday morning when their vehicles were struck on Interstate 64 in Henrico County. At approximately 5:50 a.m., Virginia State Police was investigating a traffic crash on I-64 at the 204 mile marker. A vehicle had run off the right side of the highway.  VDOT Safety Services Patrol was providing traffic control assistance at the scene.

VDOT worker and State Trooper escape injury
Virginia State Police

A GMC pickup traveling west in the center lane lost control on icy roads and struck the VDOT Safety Service Patrol (SSP) vehicle before striking the marked VSP vehicle in the rear. Both the SSP and VSP vehicles had emergency lights activated at the time of the crash. The contracted SSP employee was not in his vehicle and was able to escape by jumping behind the guardrail.  The trooper was seated in his vehicle when it was struck.  

The GMC was driven by a 54-year-old male and was not injured in the crash. 

No charges were placed.