Overpass dedicated to fallen Virginia State Police Trooper

Posted at 9:20 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 22:28:46-04

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. – A Virginia overpass was dedicated to a fallen Virginia State Police Trooper on Friday.

Police Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith was killed in the line of duty on September 21, 2015.

Smith was responding to an emergency call for help at a crash scene when his patrol car ran off the left side of an I-295 exit ramp and crashed into the wood line in Prince George County.

Smith joined the VSP in December 2013. Following graduation, Trooper Smith was assigned to the Richmond Division’s Area 7 Office.

On Friday Virginia legislators, Prince George County officials, Virginia State Police Association, state and local law enforcement and family and friends gathered to honor Smith.

The Route 301 bridge over I-95 was dedicated in memory of Smith.

The bridge is now designated the Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith Memorial Bridge.