Trooper Adam Bowen E.O.W. 06-24-11
Trooper Adam M. Bowen, 28, of Warsaw, Va., was killed instantly during a two-vehicle traffic crash in King George County.
Investigators say the crash happened about 6:45 p.m. in the James Madison section of King George County, about 60 miles northeast of Richmond
Police say Bowen was responding to a call for assistance, when his patrol car collided with another car at the intersection of Route 3 and Madison Drive.
Investigators say the impact forced the trooper’s car off the road and into a light pole, splitting the cruiser in half.
Investigators say the front end of the squad car then continued into a nearby parking lot, where it struck three parked cars before coming to a stop.
Bowen was killed instantly.
The driver and passenger in the other car were taken to Mary Washington Hospital with minor injuries.
The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation of the crash
Trooper Bowen is a graduate of the 114th Basic Session. He graduated July 3, 2008, from the Virginia State Police Academy. Since graduation, he has been assigned to the Area 44 Office, which includes King George and Caroline counties. Prior to joining the state police, Trooper Bowen spent five years with the U.S. Air Force National Guard. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Trooper Bowen is survived by a fiancé and his parents
Trooper Bowen is the 86th In the Line of Duty death this year.