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Trooper identified in last night’s crash

Virginia State Police identified the trooper who was killed in a crash in King George County last night as Adam M. Bowen, 28, of Montross.

Bowen was responding to a call for help from another state trooper at about 6:45 p.m. last night. He was traveling west on State Route 3 west of the county Courthouse.  When he entered  the intersection of Route 3 and Madison Drive, which is the entrance to the Presidential Lakes subdivision, his patrol car collided with an eastbound Hyundai Elantra.

The impact forced the patrol car off the road and into a utility pole, where the car split in half. The front end continued into the nearby parking lot of First Lady’s Centre, where it struck three parked cars, according to the state police.

Bowen was thrown from the car and died on the scene. State police said he was wearing a seat belt.

The trooper graduated from Washington and Lee High School in Montross in 2001. He spent five years with the U.S. Air Force National Guard, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

He graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in July 2003 and was assigned to the Area 44 Office, which covers King George and Caroline counties.