Overpass in Prince George to honor late Virginia State Police trooper

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PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va.(WRIC) – Virginia legislators and Prince George County officials, as well as state and local law enforcement, will gather Friday in Prince George County to dedicate the Route 301 bridge over Interstate 95 in memory of Virginia State Police Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith.

Trooper Smith, 27, died on September 21st, 2015 when his patrol car ran off the left side of the Interstate 295 exit ramp and crashed into the wood line in Prince George County.

The Suffolk native joined the Virginia State Police Department in December 2013.  Following graduation, Trooper Smith was assigned to the Richmond Division’s Area 7 Office, which encompasses the cities of Hopewell and Petersburg, and the counties of Dinwiddie, Nottoway and Prince George.

The Route 301 bridge in Prince George County at Exit 45 over Interstate 95 has been designated as the Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith Memorial Bridge Through the efforts of Virginia Senator Rosalyn R. Dance, Virginia Delegate Lashrecse D. Aird and the Virginia State Police Association.

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