VSP searching for vehicle, driver involved in crash that injured Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigator

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police (VSP) is asking for help locating the driver and a vehicle in a crash that seriously injured a member of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office back in May.

State Police say the crash took place at 3:15 p.m. on May 23 on A.L. Philpot Highway, approximately 200 feet east of Sugar Tree Road in Axton.

Henry County Sheriff’s Investigator T.W. Farmer of Martinsville was traveling west in an unmarked 2015 Ford Taurus in the right lane on A.L. Philpott Highway when another vehicle in the left lane made a sudden lane change into the right lane.

Farmer swerved to avoid striking the oncoming vehicle and the Taurus ended up running off the right side of the road and colliding with several signs before striking an embankment.

The other vehicle, which never made contact with the Taurus, continued traveling west on Philpott Highway.

Witness statements indicate the other vehicle was a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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Farmer was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is still recovering from serious injuries sustained in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Farmer’s vehicle did not have any emergency equipment activated at the time of the crash. VSP says his vehicle was traveling with the speed of traffic at the posted 60 mph speed limit.

VSP is hoping to locate the driver of the Ford pickup as part of its ongoing investigation into the crash of the Taurus.

If you have information that could help police, you are asked to call VSP at (540) 375-9500 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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