NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Virginia State trooper vehicle was struck by another vehicle while assisting a driver with their disabled vehicle.
According to authorities, the state trooper was assisting a driver on southbound Interstate 664 at exit 6 in Newport News at approximately 8:10 a.m.
Officials say the driver of a Hyundai Sonata, who they have identified as 42-year-old Richard Hedgepath of Charlottesville, ran off the road in hit the trooper's vehicle, which was parked on the right shoulder with its emergency equipment activated. The trooper was helping a driver with a disabled vehicle at the time of the crash.
When Hedgepath hit the trooper's vehicle, state police say he drove into the disabled vehicle, a 2008 Nissan Altima.
The driver of the Altima sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital for treatment.
Officials said Sunday that the trooper suffered serious injuries.
Hedgepath was charged with reckless driving.