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Va. trooper injured in work zone accident

Wednesday - 9/12/2012, 1:14pm  ET

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A Virginia State Police trooper is being treated for injuries after a Jeep Grand Cherokee hit his parked vehicle in a work zone in Chesapeake.

State police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya tells media outlets that the accident occurred at about 1:25 a.m. Wednesday in the work zone at the Gilmerton Bridge.

Anaya says Sgt. V. Smith was sitting in his vehicle when the other vehicle hit it head-on. The emergency lights on Smith's vehicle were on to alert drivers about the road work.

Smith was taken to a local hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening.

Anaya says state police charged the Jeep's driver, 24-year-old Billinda Colonna, of Zuni with driving under the influence maiming.


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