Authorities said two people were killed and a deputy sheriff in Fockie County, Virginia, was hospitalized after two cars crashed Friday morning.
Authorities say two people were killed and a deputy sheriff in Fockie County, Virginia, was hospitalized after the crash Friday morning.
Virginia State Police said the two-car crash happened around 10:20 a.m. Friday as a Toyota Camry, moving west on Granite Street, tried to cross a perpendicular route 17 / Marsh Road.
According to police, stopping at a “Stop” sign, Toyota stopped in front of a Dodge Charger owned by the Fockie County Sheriff’s Office.
State police said Dodge could not avoid Toyota, which led to a collision that overturned Toyota and knocked it down in the middle.
The driver of the Toyota, 65-year-old Brian P. Dangerfield of Bilton, died at the scene. His passenger, 65-year-old Mary D. Dangerfield, also from Bilton, died of her injuries at the hospital.
The Dodge driver, Deputy Brock K. Smith of Amisville, was taken to hospital with severe but life-threatening injuries.
Smith was on duty when the crash happened. At the time, he was not wearing a seat belt.
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