Saturday, October 6, 2012

Police identify trooper killed while directing traffic in Doswell

Andrew D. Fox
Police identify trooper killed while directing traffic in Doswell

Virginia State Police have identified a trooper from Pulaski County who was killed Friday night when he was struck by an SUV while directing traffic near King's Dominion and the State Fair of Virginia.

Trooper Andrew D. Fox was directing traffic that was leaving the theme park and the fair at 9:53 p.m. when he was struck by a 1992 Jeep Cherokee that was travelling east through the intersection of state Route 30 and Theme Park Way, Virginia State Police said.

Troopers and several bystanders lifted the SUV off of Fox and started administering CPR and first aid, police said. He was transported to VCU Medical Center, where he died.

Neither the driver of the Cherokee, who state police described as an adult female from Doswell, or a juvenile passenger in the vehicle were injured, police said. The state police have not released the names of the vehicle's occupants.

Police said the intersection was controlled by flashing-yellow traffic lights and that Fox, who was working a special assignment at the State Fair, was wearing a safety vest and using illumninated, baton flashlights to direct traffic through the intersection.

Police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending consultation with the Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney, police said.

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