The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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June 19, 2014

State Trooper struck by vehicle in hit-and-run accident on I-77

A trooper with the West Virginia State Police Parkways Authority was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Mercer County.

At approximately 5:12 a.m., Trooper First Class D. R. White of the West Virginia State Police Parkways Authority (Turnpike) parked his cruiser on the shoulder of the roadway on Interstate 77 north, at the 15.5 mile marker near Athens to remove debris near the middle of the roadway, according to Lt. Michael Baylous, a public information officer for the West Virginia State Police.

Baylous said White’s cruiser bar light complete with directional blue and red lighting to alert motorists to move left was activated at the time. On his way back to the cruiser, White was struck by a vehicle. Baylous said it is believed that he was struck by the passenger side mirror of the vehicle.

Baylous said White received injuries which forced him to crawl off the roadway, back to his cruiser. At approximately 5:21 a.m., he issued a radio call for medical assistance. Baylous said White was treated and released Thursday morning from an area hospital and is experiencing “considerable overall pain.”

Baylous said the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to White. The West Virginia State Police is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information concerning the  hit and run is requested to contact the West Virginia State Police.  

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