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Woman charged following state trooper death

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DOSWELL, Va. (WTVR) - Police charged a Hanover County woman with one count of reckless driving in connection with an incident that killed a Virginia State Trooper. Angelica Valencia, 27, of Doswell, was released on a summons.

Police said Valencia was driving the Jeep that hit and killed trooper Andrew Fox. Fox, 27, was directing traffic outside the Virginia State Fair when he was hit the night of Oct. 5. 

Virginia State Police Trooper Andrew Fox was first assigned to the Fairfax Division's Area 48 Office in Springfield. In 2012, he transferred to the Wytheville Division’s Area 24 Office in Pulaski County. (PHOTO: Virginia State Police)

Virginia State Police Trooper Andrew Fox was first assigned to the Fairfax Division's Area 48 Office in Springfield. In 2012, he transferred to the Wytheville Division’s Area 24 Office in Pulaski County. (PHOTO: Virginia State Police)

Police said Fox was wearing a safety vest and was standing with other troopers when he was hit.

Neither Valencia nor the child in her Jeep were hurt, police said.

The incident remains under investigation, police said.

Trooper Fox left behind a wife, parents, a sister and a brother-in-law.