A former Stafford County Sheriff’s deputy was indicted Monday in a Virginia crash that left a Marine dead last July.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that Deputy J.J. Yenchak was driving eastbound on Garrisonville Road when he struck Jesse Schertz, 44, of Norfolk, who was crossing Garrisonville Road near Center Street shortly after midnight last July 9.
Yenchak was indicted by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving. A court date has not yet been set, the release said.
According to an obituary, Schertz retired from the Marines Corps in 2018 after 24 years. He served two tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan.
He, his wife and two children moved to Norfolk when they “missed living near the ocean and military communities.”
He and his family had moved to Norfolk just two months before the crash, the obit said.