Alleghany County sheriff’s deputy involved in crash Tuesday night; both drivers treated for injuries

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An Alleghany County deputy and another driver were transported to the hospital due to a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 17 at 10:30 p.m.

An Alleghany County deputy and another driver were transported to the hospital due to a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 17 at 10:30 p.m.(Photo: Courtesy Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office.)

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — An Alleghany County sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 on Tuesday.

Deputy Jeremy Morris was driving a sheriff’s office vehicle northbound on I-81 in Roanoke County at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, when he struck a vehicle at the 147.5-mile marker.

In an email, Virginia State Police Sergeant Richard Garletts said the second vehicle “was stopped in the roadway” when it was hit by Morris’ vehicle.

The deputy and the other driver were transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their injuries, Garletts said.

In a Facebook post, the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office said Morris was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The condition of the second driver is unknown at this time.

Morris was returning from a visit to a veterinarian after transporting an injured dog for emergency treatment in Roanoke, the Facebook post said.

The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of the second vehicle was charged with a traffic violation.

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