GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — A Henrico County sheriff’s deputy is dead following a private vehicle accident in Goochland County.
Goochland County Sheriff James L. Agnew tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1pmXh3b ) that a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Gabriel T. Pearce of Rockville ran off state Route 622, hit several trees and overturned.
Pearce was ejected from the vehicle. Agnew says the deputy wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
The accident occurred around 2:40 a.m. Thursday.
The cause of the accident hasn’t been determined.
Henrico County Sheriff Michael Wade says Pearce was hired as a full-time deputy in April after participating in a program for people interested in law enforcement careers.
Wade says Pearce worked in security at the Henrico County Jail-West.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com
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