Man accused of causing crash that killed Pulaski County sergeant charged with murder

New River Valley News

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The man accused of causing a crash that took the life of a sergeant with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is now being charged with murder.

Authorities say 26-year-old Micheal Dominic Morris was booked in the New River Valley Regional Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 26:

The jail says the other charges that Morris is facing include the following:

  • Murder Involuntary Manslaughter – Vehicular – Aggravated
  • Murder Felony
  • Larceny Unauthorized Use of Animal – Auto – Boat worth $200 or more
  • Driving License Suspended/Reckless Driving Caused Death of Another

The crash occurred just after 4 a.m. on Jan. 14.

Virginia State Police say Morris crossed the center line going north on Route 11 when he hit the truck of Sgt. Perry Hodge head-on.

Hodge died at the scene. He had been with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for more than 15 years.

Morris is currently being held without bond.

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