Virginia State Police News

Officials Say Two Dead, Four Injured in Virginia Gas Station Explosion

Authorities say an explosion at a Virginia gas station has left two people dead and four people injured. According to The Roanoke Times, Rockbridge County Fire and EMS Chief Nathan Ramsey said the remains of two people were found in …

Virginia Police Say Pilot Has Died in a Single-Engine Plane Crash

Police in Virginia say a 65-year-old man has died after his single-engine plane crashed in the far western part of the state. Virginia State Police said in a statement that the plane was reported missing shortly after 2 a.m. on …

Police Say Pilot’s Body Found, Raising Virginia Helicopter Crash Toll to Two

An official from the National Transportation Safety Board says emergency responders have recovered the body of the pilot of a small helicopter that crashed into a Virginia condominium. NTSB Air Safety Investigator Doug Brazy said Monday at a news conference …

Virginia Police Say Car Fire Caused by Improvised Explosive Device

Police in Virginia are investigating after an explosive device was detonated in Williamsburg. News outlets report the device was found Thursday night in a parking lot. Firefighters and police were called to the scene near Merchants Square at about 5 …

Slick Roads Cause Hundreds of Crashes in Virginia, One Fatal

Virginia State Police say slick roads have caused hundreds of crashes across the state, including one fatal crash. State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email that state police responded to more than 500 crashes and nearly 700 disabled …

Virginia Police Urge Caution When Making Post Hurricane Matthew Repairs

Virginia State Police are urging residents to be cautious as they repair their homes and vehicles that suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew. Officials with the State Police Insurance Fraud say residents should check with their insurance provider to make sure …

Storm Slickens Virginia Roads, Troopers Respond to 344 Wrecks

Virginia State Police report more than 300 wrecks across the state due to roads slickened by a winter storm. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says no injuries were reported in a majority of the wrecks. Geller says troopers responded to …

Virginia State Police: 5 Traffic Deaths Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Virginia State Police say the state recorded its smallest number of Thanksgiving weekend traffic fatalities in more than two decades. Five people died during the holiday reporting period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, and ended at midnight …

Safety Urged During Holiday Season in Virginia

Several groups, businesses and state leaders in Virginia are kicking off efforts to prevent drunken driving this holiday season. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Nationwide Insurance and AAA Mid-Atlantic were joined by Attorney General Mark Herring and Virginia State Police Superintendent …

Virginia Police Responded to More Than 350 Wrecks After Latest Winter Storm

Virginia State Police say troopers have responded to more than 350 wrecks since a winter storm hit the state. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says troopers also responded to 228 disabled vehicles between 12:01 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday. The …