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UPDATE: Virginia State Police Investigates Crash Involving Trooper

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FROM VIRGINIA STATE POLICE:

Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into a crash that occurred at approximately 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon involving a state trooper.

Trooper C. A Putnam had stopped his unmarked 2012 Chevrolet Caprice police cruiser on the right shoulder to change his flat right rear tire.

The police vehicle's emergency lights were activated at the time. As Putnam was attempting to change the tire, a 2007 Bounder RV and a 2004 Nissan pickup truck collided behind him.

The impact caused the driver of the pickup to lose control of her vehicle and run off the right side of the roadway. The Nissan struck an embankment causing the vehicle to overturn and head towards Putnam who was outside of his vehicle.

Putnam dove out of the way of the Nissan as it struck the police cruiser. Trooper Putnam was not struck but did suffer minor injuries as he dove out of the way of the vehicle.

He was later transported by ambulance to Chippenham Medical Center. The driver of the Nissan, who was wearing her safety belt, suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to VCU Medical Center.

The driver and a passenger in the RV were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation

 


 

Richmond, Va - Virginia State Police were on scene of a crash on Interstate 95 southbound at the 56 mile marker involving a state trooper. The crash occurred at approximately 1:00 pm this afternoon.

The trooper was outside of his vehicle attempting to change his flat tire when the driver of another vehicle lost control of her vehicle.

The vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway striking the troopers vehicle.

The trooper was not struck but did suffer minor injuries as he dove out of the way of the vehicle.

The driver of the striking vehicle suffered serious injuries and is being transported to the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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