State trooper dies after Henry Co. crash

Sgt. J.M. Phillippi

Sgt. J.M. Phillippi

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A trooper with the Virginia State Police has died while on duty.


Agency spokeswoman Corinne Geller says a rescue crew on Saturday found 65-year-old Sgt. J. Michael Phillippi still seated inside a Chevrolet Impala that had crashed into a road sign. Phillippi was working an overnight supervisory shift. He was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital, where he died a short time later.


The Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a vehicle crash on Route 57 near Route 9728 around 2:20 a.m. Geller says the crash is under investigation.

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