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Fund set up for Trooper

By Staff | Apr 28, 2010

Cpl. Andy Pringle

A fund has been set up for a West Virginia State Trooper injured during a traffic stop April 24.

At approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday evening, Corporal Andy Pringle of the Harrisville detachment was conducting a traffic stop near Cisco in Ritchie County.

During the stop, a vehicle driven by Jessie Parsons, 64, of McFarlan, W.Va., struck Pringle and his West Virgina State Police issued Crown Victoria.

Pringle suffered serious injuries and was taken to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital and later transported to Charleston Area Medical Center for the treatment.

Parsons was remanded to the North Central Regional Jail and is charged with DUI Causing Bodily Injury.

Pringle is in serious condition, but officials say doctors have seen signs of progress over the past few days.

The crash remains under investigation.

Pringle has been a West Virginia State Trooper for more than 10 years and currently resides in Doddridge County with his wife and three children.

Donations to the family may be sent to: Cpl. Andrew Pringle Fund, c/o Tonja Pringle, Huntington National Bank, Star Route 80 Box 3, Harrisville, WV 26362.