Virginia State Trooper Killed in Accident

The trooper was directing traffic following the State Fair

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    NEWSLETTERS

     A Virginia State Trooper was killed late Friday night while directing traffic leaving the State Fair.

    Virginia State Police say that Trooper Andrew D. Fox, 27, was on special assignment at the time of the accident, which happened on Route 30 near Theme Park Way in Hanover County.

    Fox was directing traffic in both directions on Route 30 as people left the State Fair and Kings Dominion when he was hit by a Jeep Cherokee. He was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

    Police say that an unidentified woman from Doswell, Va. was at the wheel of the SUV at the time of the crash. An unidentified child was also in the car. No other injuries were reported. Charges are pending consultation with the Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney.

    The cause of the crash is still under investigation, though police do not believe alcohol was a factor.

    Fox had served in the Virginia State Police since February 2007, when he graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy. He is survived by his wife, parents, sister, and step-brother. Funeral arrangements are pending.