Beltway hit-and-run injures Safety Services Patrol driver

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[UPDATE 9/24]  Thanks to eyewitness accounts and assistance from local law enforcement, Virginia State Police located and charged Ginnun S. Frazier, 27, of Alexandria, with one felony count of hit-and-run and for driving on a revoked license, spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.  State police also located the green Ford Mustang driven by Frazier.

At 6:20 a.m. today (Friday), Virginia State Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run of a VDOT Safety Services Patrol worker in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Exit 166B.

The Safety Services Patrol (SSP) unit had responded to that location to aid a disabled motorist. The SSP unit parked his vehicle on the right shoulder with its sign board and amber emergency lights activated. The SSP unit was in the process of setting out traffic cones for the safety of the disabled motorist when a green Mustang traveling north on I-95 struck the SSP employee. The Mustang then fled the scene.

Thanks to eyewitness accounts and assistance from local law enforcement, state police have detained an individual for questioning in this incident.

The SSP staffer, an adult male, was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital and is being treated for serious injuries.

 

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