Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 8, 2012

Woman charged in connection with the death of state trooper with Tazewell connections


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — A Hanover County woman has been charged following the death of Virginia State Police Trooper Andrew D. Fox, a native of Tazewell County.

Angelica C. Valencia, 27, of Doswell, Va. was charged with one count of reckless driving Wednesday in relation to Fox’s death, according to Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller.

Geller said the 1992 Jeep Cherokee Valencia was driving struck and killed Fox while he was patrolling traffic outside the Virginia State Fair in Hanover County in October. Fox, 27, was wearing his reflective traffic safety vest and was standing with other troopers directing traffic when the collision occurred, Geller said.

Neither Valencia nor her juvenile passenger was injured during the crash. Geller said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.