NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a Maryland man is facing charges after a tractor trailer loaded with 1,000 pounds of mail sideswiped a trooper’s patrol car and another vehicle on the side of Interstate 64.
Police said in a statement that after Trooper I.K. Ibrahim stopped a Kia early Thursday in Newport News, a tractor trailer struck the patrol car and Kia.
Police say Ibrahim, who had activated his emergency lights, was inside the patrol car when it was hit. He was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released. The Kia driver wasn’t injured, but her passenger was treated at the scene.
Police say the tractor trailer driver, 65-year-old Lester Diggs of Waldorf, Maryland, who wasn’t hurt, is charged with reckless driving. Police say fatigue was a factor.