Va trooper injured in wreck during Obama motorcade

By the Associated Press | October 21, 2011 | 6:05 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police trooper riding a motorcycle as part of President Barack Obama's motorcade has wrecked in southern Virginia.

State police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya says the trooper was traveling south on Interstate 95 around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday as the president headed to Emporia. The trooper suffered minor injuries.

Obama was in town as part of his three-day swing through North Carolina and Virginia to push his jobs plan.