Police respond to over 1,100 crashes across state, 5-vehicle crash involving a trooper


    HENRICO Co., Va. (WSET) -- State Police is continuing to advise Virginians to avoid travel Monday in the western, southern, and central regions of the Commonwealth.

    They said a third trooper was stuck Monday morning in Henrico Co. which resulted in a five-vehicle crash around 3:58 a.m.

    According to police, a vehicle traveling northbound on I-295 lost control at the 31 mile marker by spinning out of control, colliding with several vehicles including a trooper and his patrol vehicle as he was working a crash on the right shoulder.

    The trooper was seated inside his patrol car with the driver of the crash he was investigating.

    Police said the trooper had to be transported to the hospital for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

    They said two other troopers were uninjured Sunday when their patrol cars were struck by out-of-control vehicles on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County and Interstate 95 in Hanover County, respectively.

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    As of 7:15 a.m. Monday, police have responded to more than 1,177 crashes and just shy of 1,589 disabled vehicles.

    According to police, the majority of the crashes occurred in the regions along the I-81 corridor, southern Virginia and central Virginia.

    They said most crashes involved only damage to vehicles. There have been no reported traffic related deaths in Virginia as it relates to the storm.

    For those needing to travel, check with Virginia 511.

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