BRODNAX, Va. (WRIC) — The police main with the town of Brodnax — on the border of Mecklenburg and Brunswick County — has reportedly died following being struck by a pickup truck on U.S. Route 58.
Brodnax Law enforcement Chief Joe Carey experienced reportedly pulled above to the proper facet of the street in the 200 block of Piney Pond Highway on Route 58 to recover the continues to be of an animal that experienced been struck by a automobile, according to Virginia Condition Police.
Law enforcement reported Carey was returning to the side of the freeway when he was strike by an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup truck unable to avoid him. Carey was transported to Neighborhood Memorial Hospital – VCU Well being in South Hill the place he died from his injuries.
In accordance to police, Carey’s police vehicle lights were being activated though it was parked on the aspect of the highway. The driver of the pickup truck was not wounded and the crash remains less than investigation.
Mayor of Brodnax Don Dugger introduced the subsequent assertion:
This night the Town of Brodnax lost a committed member of our neighborhood. It is with a hefty heart that I should announce the tragic dying of Law enforcement Chief Joe Carey to a visitors crash on Route 58. Very regarded for his public protection professionalism and practical experience, Joe was a authentic close friend to so lots of of us. He really cherished his task and worked challenging to make a difference even though safeguarding and serving our city.
Chief Carey, 66, is survived by his spouse, 4 sons, a daughter, and numerous grandchildren. I request that you keep his relatives and colleagues with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Business in your thoughts and prayers in the course of this complicated time.
The Blackstone Volunteer Hearth Office verified that Carey experienced been struck and killed when on responsibility.
“We are saddened to hear of the reduction of our brother Officer Chief Joe Carey of the Broadnax Law enforcement Section in a tragic accident tonight,” a assertion from Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Business office reads. “Our sincere condolences to the household and get the job done family members.”
The South Boston Police Division –based in neighboring Halifax County — introduced the subsequent statement:
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Town of Brodnax Police Chief Joe Carey. Joe was no stranger to regulation enforcement officers all-around southern Virginia as he served his chosen badge for a lot of a long time. No make a difference the concern, Joe usually offered his assistance and confirmed how a lot he cared for the persons of his group. God Bless Chief Carey, the City of Brodnax, and his spouse and children.
“This male would usually place a smile on your confront,” a statement from Lawrenceville Fire reads. “Always placing his hand out to anybody in need to have! You will definitely be skipped!”
In accordance to VDOT, all east and westbound lanes of U.S. Route 58 in the vicinity of the intersection of Piney Pond Street had been closed in Mecklenburg County because of to a crash.