VDOT truck struck by SUV on I-64 in Newport News

Newport News

Photo credit: Virginia State Police

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A VDOT safety truck was struck by an SUV Friday morning on I-64 in Newport News after crews stopped to remove a tire/tread from the road.

Virginia State Police said there were injuries, but they are not life-threatening.

The work truck and the SUV were the only two vehicles involved.

State Police said the Service Safety Patrol (SSP) was stopped in the left lane, east of the J. Clyde Morris Blvd. exit around 8:30 a.m., with its emergency lights activated.

The driver noticed an SUV in the left lane approaching at a high rate of speed and accelerated in an attempt to avoid a crash, but the SUV hit the back of the SSP truck.

The driver of the Ford Explorer, Sarah Elizabeth Brooks, and the SSP driver suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash. They were taken to Riverside Regional Hospital for evaluation.

Police charged Brooks with reckless driving.

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