State Police seeking info about paving crew hit-and-run in Westmoreland

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A roadway worker was hit and injured in Westmoreland County, and Virginia State Police are looking for information about the vehicle and the driver.

The incident occurred on the stretch of Rt. 205, aka James Monroe Highway, that runs between Oak Grove and Colonial Beach on Tuesday, May 9 at about 10:35 p.m., according to VSP.

Paving activities are underway on Rt. 205, which is a two-lane road. This night the road was reduced to one lane to accommodate that work.

The driver of the Jeep, which VSP describes as white or light-colored, was stopped on Longfield Rd., which intersects with Rt. 205. She was reportedly told multiple times that she could not proceed onto Rt. 205.

She allegedly ignored that, proceeded, and hit the flagger, leaving him in the roadway. The driver continued on Rt. 205 toward Oak Grove.

The flagger, a male whose identity and age weren’t disclosed, was transported to the hospital with what VSP described as non-life-threatening injuries.

VSP does not expect the white/light-colored Jeep to show any signs of damage.

VSP is asking the public for information about the driver and/or the vehicle. Anyone with related information is asked to please call 804-609-5656 or #77 from a cell phone or email


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