Virginia cop dragged during traffic stop dies from injuries; 2 suspects arrested
WTKR / Newport News Police
Ivy Runnels (left) and Vernon Green

via WTKR:

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WTKR) -- An officer with the Newport News Police Department has died from her injuries after a traffic stop Thursday night.

According to the department, at 6:47 p.m., Officer Katie Thyne conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1400 block of 16th Street. At some point during the encounter, the driver accelerated, dragging Thyne. The vehicle fled the scene and crashed nearby.

The driver, Vernon Green, was taken into custody after the crash. The vehicle's front-seat passenger, Ivy Runnels, was also arrested.

Thyne suffered multiple injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where she later died, the department said.

According to the Newport News Police Department's "Fallen Officers" page, Thyne is the 12th person in the department's history to be killed in the line of duty.

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