Violent I-95 crash sees state trooper, truck driver only suffer minor injuries

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: March 25, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

SUSSEX – A Virginia State trooper and a Maryland man only suffered minor injuries in a crash that left a truck seriously damaged and completed totaled the trooper’s police cruiser Wednesday morning.

According to Virginia State Police, around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, Trooper Michael Wrenn was parked on the closed median of southbound Interstate 95 just south of the Cabin Point Road exit observing traffic in the area when his patrol car was struck by an out-of-control pickup truck.

Sussex County Sheriff Ernest Giles, whose deputies were among the first to arrive at the scene of the mid-morning crash said the driver of the Chevrolet truck, Fort Washington, Maryland resident Jerry Lee Vick, apparently fishtailed, lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road, and struck the trooper’s vehicle in the rear, totaling the cruiser.

“The impact when the truck struck his vehicle was great enough that the trunk was pushed up into the back seat of the car,” Sheriff Giles detailed. “It’s a miracle that there were no greater injuries. We go out every day knowing that anything can happen, and are just grateful and blessed that no one was seriously injured.”

According to Virginia State Police representatives, both Trooper Wrenn and Vick only suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

As of this report, Vick has been charged with reckless driving.

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