Danville officer directing funeral traffic hit by hearse

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A Danville police officer was struck by a hearse as he directed traffic for a funeral procession today.

According to police, Officer Andrew Eanes was directing traffic northbound on Main Street to the Highland Burial Park entrance around 1:15 p.n. when the hearse ran into him as he stepped out of the patrol vehicle.

Eanes was transported o the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The hearse driver, Tyrell L. Payne, 35, was charged with failure to maintain proper control of a vehicle. Payne was not injured in the crash.


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