Virginia police officer’s car crushed by tree while investigating fallen tree


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA – A Virginia State Trooper narrowly missed getting struck by a fallen tree as he was out of his cruiser investigating another downed tree on the road.

The incident happened as a brutal ice storm blanketed the Mid-Atlantic with a thin layer of ice on nearly every surface.

“When we say it’s dangerous to be out on the roads….This is – or was – #VSP Trooper J.E. Weidman’s patrol car on I-85 at the 24 mile marker in #Brunswick Co. He had stopped out for a downed tree when this tree fell across his car at about 8:13 PM,” the VSP said in a statement. “Fortunately, he was outside his vehicle when it fell and not injured. Plz stay off the roads overnight. It’s not worth the risk to you, your vehicle or your life.”

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