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State Trooper, another driver injured in six-car pileup on I-264

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Aug 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-07 22:22:32-04

On Thursday, a Virginia State Trooper was involved in a 6-car pileup on I-264 Westbound. The trooper and another driver were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

State police say Trooper A.P. Leigh was going westbound pacing a driver who police say was speeding.

They say the driver made a sudden lane change due to stopped traffic.

The trooper was unable to stop and then slammed into a stopped vehicle from behind, causing a chain reaction. Six vehicles, including the trooper’s vehicle, were involved.

Trooper Leigh and another driver were taken to Sentara Norfolk General for minor injuries.

Police are still investigating this accident.