NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WEHT) — A police officer in Virginia has died after being dragged by a fleeing vehicle.
The incident happened in Newport News, just before 7 local time Thursday night.
Police officials say the officer was conducting a traffic stop when the driver sped away, causing the officer to be dragged by the car.
The driver then reportedly crashed, and was taken into custody.
A news conference is expected to be held on sometime Friday morning.
(This story was originally published on January 24, 2020)