BATH CO., Va. -


Trooper Johnson and firefighter Richard Cauthorn III have both been released from the hospital.

Firefighter Robert Burke was transferred to Roanoke Memorial hospital.

Also the name of the volunteer fire department involved in the crash is the Millboro volunteer fire department.

It was first reported as Hot Springs volunteer fire department which was incorrect.


A Virginia State Trooper was seriously hurt after crashing into a Hot Springs volunteer fire truck on Route 220 Friday night in Bath County.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. on Route 220 North, near Route 39. The state trooper, E.W. Johnson Jr., was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

According to Virginia State Police, Trooper Johnson was responding to a domestic call at the time of the accident. Johnson had his emergency equipment activated, investigators say.

As Trooper Johnson crested a hill the fire truck pulled out of a side road and onto Route 220, where it was then struck by Johnson’s state police cruiser.

The operator of the fire truck, 74-year-old Robert Burke and 65-year-old Richard Cauthorn, both of Millboro, were taken by ambulance to Bath Community Hospital.

The Ford Crown Victoria that Trooper Johnson was driving was totaled during the crash.