Virginia State Trooper struck on I-95 released from hospital

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RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia State Trooper struck on Interstate 95 Thursday morning was treated and released from the hospital.

The incident had I-95 north and south closed near the Boulevard exit in Richmond.

Lanes began to reopen during the morning rush hour.

"At approximately 5:00 a.m. a Virginia State Trooper was performing a slow roll in his vehicle to alert and slow traffic due to a previous crash at southbound Interstate 95 at Boulevard (Exit 78) in Richmond," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "A 1998 Honda CRV driven by Richard Jones, 53, of Aylett, Va., was traveling southbound and struck the Trooper’s vehicle on the right rear quarter panel. The Honda as a result overturned onto the passenger side."

Jones was also transported to the hospital, but there has been no update on his condition.

Officials said that charges are pending and that the crash remains under investigation.

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