Rockbridge County deputy treated for minor injuries after involvement in multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Rockbridge County Sheriff’s deputy was transported to the hospital for minor injuries after a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday.

According to Virginia State Police, Deputy P.A. Word stopped the driver of a 2014 Ford F-150 truck on East Midland Trail near Woods Lane on Feb. 16 at 6:15 a.m.

The deputy was conducting the traffic stop on the right shoulder of the westbound lanes when a 2014 Kia Sorento hit the left corner of the deputy’s vehicle, which caused the law enforcement vehicle to rear-end the Ford truck, police said.

The deputy’s vehicle was totaled, according to law enforcement said.

The driver of the Kia, Marian S. Guscatt, 68, of Lexington, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way to a police vehicle.

The driver of the Ford truck, Mark T. Etheridge, 58, of Goode, and Guscatt were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and were not injured, police said.


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