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Virginia State Trooper killed in Henry County car crash

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UPDATE: Funeral arrangements have been made for Sergeant J. Michael Phillippi.

The funeral service will begin Tuesday, January 14 at 11 a.m. at McCabe Memorial Baptist Church.

The burial will be held on Wednesday, January 15 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Virginia.

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A Virginia State Trooper is killed during a car accident in Henry County.

The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. on Chatham Road.

When crews arrived they found a blue Chevrolet Impala crashed into a road sign.

65 year old Sergeant J. Michael Phillippi was inside the vehicle.

He was transported to Martinsville Memorial Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Sgt. Phillippi was assigned to the Area 42 Office in Martinsville, which is part of the Virginia State Police Salem Division.

A press conference is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

We'll keep you updated as more information comes into our newsroom.

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