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First-responders remove a Virginia State Police vehicle from the scene of a crash on Brooks Mill Road Tuesday night. The trooper is in stable condition in a Roanoke hospital.
Friday, August 1, 2014
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Virginia State Police trooper is in stable condition at a Roanoke hospital after being seriously injured Tuesday night on his way to work in Pittsylvania County.
Trooper D.S. Hardee of Glade Hill was traveling south on Brooks Mill Road in Penhook when his police vehicle, a Ford Taurus, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree, according to Sgt. T.W. Chaney.
He was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Chaney said.
The incident is under investigation and no further details are available at this time.
The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. on Route 843 in Franklin County.