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Police: Pickup hits VDOT truck, rear-ends trooper after losing control on icy I-64

Posted at 2:35 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 14:38:45-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Virginia State Police trooper and a VDOT contract worker narrowly avoided tragedy when their vehicles were hit by a pickup truck along I-64 in Henrico County Thursday morning.

Troopers were investigating after a vehicle ran off the right side of the interstate around mile marker 204 at 5:50 a.m.

Sgt. Dylan Davenport with Virginia State Police said a VDOT Safety Services Patrol (SSP) worker was helping with traffic control when a pickup in the center lane lost control on the icy roads.

The pickup hit the VDOT truck vehicle before rear-ending the trooper's cruiser, according to state police officials.

The VDOT worker, who was able to jump behind the guardrail, was not hurt, according to Davenport.

The trooper, who was inside in his cruiser when it was struck, was not hurt, Davenport said.

The driver of the pickup, a 54-year-old man, was not injured.

"Both the SSP and VSP vehicles had emergency lights activated at the time of the crash," Davenport said.

Davenport said no charges were filed in the crash.

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