An off-duty Frederick County sheriff’s deputy and his wife were killed recently in Page County, Virginia, when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit head-on by a pickup truck.
The crash occurred at U.S. 340 and Battle Creek Road, north of Newport. The 46-year-old deputy and his wife, 47, were pronounced dead at the scene. They were residents of Luray, Virginia.
They were riding on a 2016 Harley-Davidson, the man driving and his wife as a passenger. A state police spokesman said the motorcycle was traveling northbound behind a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. According to the police, a 2005 Dodge pickup truck heading southbound crossed the center line, sideswiped the Jeep and collided with the motorcycle head-on.
The crash remains under investigation, according to state police, who added alcohol was not considered to be a factor in the incident.
The man had worked for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office since April 29, 2014, according to the sheriff. The deputy worked the third shift and served on the department’s dive and search-and-rescue teams. He said the man “was a big part of our agency. He will be sorely missed.”
A ride on a motorcycle is intended to be a fun outing. In this case, it turned into a tragedy, with the couple undoubtedly leaving behind friends and family who love and miss them. They could have children or parents who counted on them for their support. Family members who are affected, or perhaps guardians of any children they might have, can learn about their next step from an experienced personal injury attorney.