Mathews County man charged with hitting Henrico police vehicle


MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A Mathews County man has been charged with hitting a police vehicle in Henrico County.

Virginia State Police said troopers were called to the crash late Wednesday morning on Interstate 64. 

State police said a Henrico officer was stopped in the left lane helping with a crash, with his emergency equipment activated, when a GMC Astro van hit the back of the officers car.

The officer, who was inside the vehicle at the time, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, state police said. The driver of the van, 29-year-old John Omalley, of Grimstead, also suffered minor injuries.

Omalley was charged with reckless driving. A mugshot for Omalley was not immediately available.

The crash remains under investigation.

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