ROANOKE, Va. – Two police troopers are injured after a crash Wednesday afternoon in Roanoke, according to Virginia State Police.
At about 3:43 p.m., Virginia State Police were assisting with an ongoing narcotics investigation in the city when state troopers approached a suspect vehicle in a parking lot at the intersection of 9th Street SE and Morrill Ave. SE.
Authorities said the suspect vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed, but as the troopers initiated the pursuit, the two state police vehicles crashed.
According to police, both troopers were transported to a nearby hospital to get treated for their minor injuries.
No other vehicles, including the suspect vehicle, were involved in the crash, authorities say.
The crash remains under investigation.