State Trooper injured in crash in Powhatan County

POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) - A State Trooper is recovering following a two vehicle crash on Route 13 near Route 627, Ridge Road in Powhatan County.

Around 11:10 p.m. Saturday Senior Trooper W. M. Boelt Jr., was responding to a vehicle crash with his emergency equipment activated when the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet pick-up turned left in-front of and collided with the marked state police cruiser.

Trooper Boelt suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was flown to VCU Medical Center by med-flight.  The driver of the Chevrolet, a 40 year-old Powhatan Man was not injured in the crash.

Both drivers were wearing their safety belts.  The investigation remains on-going.

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