State police vehicle struck while trooper assisted motorist

State police vehicle struck while trooper assisted motorist
A Virginia State Police vehicle was struck from behind while the trooper assisted another motorist. (Source: Virginia State Police)

NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WWBT) - A Virginia State Police vehicle was struck from behind while the officer was assisting another motorist.

A single-vehicle accident occurred on Victory Boulevard at I-64 in Newport News on Tuesday morning when a Chevrolet Blazer spun out due to icy road conditions. When a VSP trooper stopped to assist the driver, his vehicle was hit from behind by a Ford F-150, pushing the trooper's vehicle into the Blazer.

Both the trooper and the driver of the Blazer were out of their vehicles when the crash occurred.

The driver of the F-150 was identified as Kenneth Smoker, and was charged with reckless driving.

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